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Bradley, Abraham, Jr. 
MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, EXHIBITING THE POST-ROADS, THE SITUATIONS, CONNEXIONS & DISTANCES OF THE POST-OFFICES, STAGE ROADS, COUNTIES & PRINCIPAL RIVERS. [PHILADELPHIA,] 1804
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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Bradley, Abraham, Jr. 
MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, EXHIBITING THE POST-ROADS, THE SITUATIONS, CONNEXIONS & DISTANCES OF THE POST-OFFICES, STAGE ROADS, COUNTIES & PRINCIPAL RIVERS. [PHILADELPHIA,] 1804
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Bradley, Abraham, Jr. 
MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, EXHIBITING THE POST-ROADS, THE SITUATIONS, CONNEXIONS & DISTANCES OF THE POST-OFFICES, STAGE ROADS, COUNTIES & PRINCIPAL RIVERS. [PHILADELPHIA,] 1804
Engraved case map (52 1/2 x 38 1/2 in.; 1335 x 978 mm), printed on four sheets, dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen, full contemporary handcoloring (western territories colored in outline), uncolored inset "Map of North America." 

Handsomely framed and glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. Some light browning, occasional minor marginal chipping, shaved close at top (above Lake Michigan).


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Literature

Ristow, pp.70–71; Rumsey 5812 (second issue); Schwartz & Ehrenberg pl. 136

Catalogue Note

After going through several reissues, Bradley's seminal map of map of the post roads of the United States, first published in 1796, was completely revised and updated in this 1804 edition. This is the first issue, before the addition of the territorial name of Michigan. The Louisiana Purchase is given a very early notice in a brief note engraved in the Gulf of Mexico: "The French call the country West of Conecuh River Louisiana & have ceded it to the United States."

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York