Auction 122, Lot 288

"A New Map of Tennessee with its Roads and Distances from Place to Place along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Tennessee

Period: 1841 (dated)

Publication: Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm

This is the uncommon Tanner issue of this map; one of the few 19th century maps to show Tennessee alone. The map is inset with the regions surrounding both Nashville and Knoxville at the top, and the steamboat routes all the way to New Orleans are noted in a chart to the right. The Tanner edition of the Universal Atlas was published by Carey & Hart in 1844. Samuel Augustus Mitchell, and then Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. purchased the plates for their editions of the Universal Atlas, but it is the earlier Tanner editions that are much more sought after.

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Condition: A

Lovely old color on a sheet with some faint toning and an area of abrasion near the lower left corner.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/5/2007

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