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Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel
AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL STATISTICAL, AND HISTORICAL, OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ADJACENT COUNTRIES. PHILADELPHIA: E. S. GRANT, [1838]
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Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel
AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL STATISTICAL, AND HISTORICAL, OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ADJACENT COUNTRIES. PHILADELPHIA: E. S. GRANT, [1838]
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Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel
AN ILLUSTRATED ATLAS, GEOGRAPHICAL STATISTICAL, AND HISTORICAL, OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ADJACENT COUNTRIES. PHILADELPHIA: E. S. GRANT, [1838]
Folio (19 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.; 495 x 400 mm). Hand-colored additional title engraved by James Archer, 39 hand-colored copper-engraved maps by G. W. Boynton and others. Expertly bound to style in half brown morocco over contemporary embossed patterned cloth-covered boards, original leather label on the upper cover, marbled endpapers.
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Literature

Howes B701; Ristow, p. 271; Sabin 7261; Le Gear L33; cf. Martin & Martin p.125; cf. Phillips Atlases 1381

Catalogue Note

A fine copy of "one of the first American general atlases to supplement the maps with lengthy geographical descriptions" (Ristow), with detailed maps of the 28 States, and INCLUDING AN EXCELLENT EARLY MAP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.

Martin and Martin, in their entry on Bradford's map of Texas, also note that "Bradford published a completely new atlas in 1838, in a larger format, and the map of Texas it contained was even more clearly patterned on [Stephen Fuller] Austin's [Map of Texas, published in Philadelphia in 1830]." It was one of the first maps of Texas as a Republic to appear in an atlas.

The atlas is made up of a general map of North America, two maps of Canada, a folding map of the United States, 28 maps of States, a map of the Republic of Texas, a map of the islands of the Caribbean and five town-plans of eight U.S. cities (Washington, New Orleans, Louisville and Cincinnati on one sheet, and single sheet plans of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore). Unlike many atlases of the period, the present work includes extensive text (170pp. in total). Each engraving is accompanied by explanatory articles on the history, economics and geography of the area, as well as a great deal of contemporary statistical information.

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