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Auction 163, Lot 143

"Map of Pennsylvania and New Jersey", Tanner, Henry Schenck

Subject: Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Period: 1823 (dated)

Publication: A New American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

27.6 x 20.6 inches
70.1 x 52.3 cm
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This large, attractive map was published in Tanner's first edition American Atlas, which is considered one of the finest American atlases ever published. The map exhibits very fine detail throughout including battlegrounds, public houses, towns and villages, mills, iron works, topography, and much more. It also shows distances from various locations to the state capitals of Harrisburg and Trenton. County development is current to 1822 with the addition of Clearfield in Pennsylvania. The map pre-dates the formation of Warren County in New Jersey. 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: Phillips (Atlases) #4462-13

Condition: B+

The sheet has been professionally backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a centerfold separation that nearly runs the length of the map, an adjacent 2.5" thin cut, and a 2.5" edge tear at top. Light offsetting.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 6/14/2017