United States of America


United States of America

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Title:
United States of America
Description:
Tanner, the first native-born American to devote his career to map and atlas publishing, copyrighted this large wall map of the United States in1829. It depicts only the eastern two-thirds of the country, while the margins are lined with sixteen insets. Most of these insets document America's major cities, including two pertaining to Boston. At this time, there were only two states west of the Mississippi - Louisiana and Missouri. The remainder of the Great Plains was allotted to various Native American groups. As evidence of the nation's interest in “manifest destiny,” there is also an inset of the Pacific Northwest, recently explored by Lewis and Clark.
Creator:
Tanner, Henry Schenck, 1786-1858
Name on Item:
H.S. Tanner ; engraved by H. S. Tanner, assisted by F.B. Dawson, W. Allen & J. Knight
Date:
1829
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Philadelphia : [s.n.]
Notes:
Relief shown by hachures.
Prime meridian: Washington.
With 16 inset maps including "Oregon and Mandan Districts", profiles, and statistical tables.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 115 x 155 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:2,000,000
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001167
Barcode:
39999052508106
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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