Auction 116, Lot 159

"Virginia, Maryland and Delaware", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: New American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

28.5 x 20 inches
72.4 x 50.8 cm

This impressive large folio map is from Tanner's landmark New American Atlas. The double-page map features remarkable detail throughout with wagon roads, villages and towns, watershed and topography all carefully shown. There is excellent detail along the coast and in Chesapeake Bay. Two distance scales show American and Geographical Miles. Henry Schenck Tanner was one of the most productive and successful cartographic publishers of the early nineteenth century, a period known as the golden age of American cartography. The large, beautifully engraved maps from this atlas were considered among the "most splendid works of the kind ever executed in this country," as reported in the United States Gazette (Philadelphia) in 1823.

References: Rumsey #5122; Ristow pp. 191-198.

Condition: B

Printed on thick machine made paper with a fine impression, original color and full original margins. Some marginal toning or surface soiling, a couple light toning or foxing spots in map.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/20/2006