Mitchell, S.A. "A New Map of the World on the Globular Projection by H.S. Tanner."

Mitchell, S.A. "A New Map of the World on the Globular Projection by H.S. Tanner."

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S. Augustus Mitchell after H.S. Tanner. "A New Map of the World on the Globular Projection by H.S. Tanner."

Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell, 1848. With a slightly different decorative border than the 1846 world map.

A fine map of the world from the mid-nineteenth century, showing it as steamboats became the major means of travel. The map is filled with myriad details, including major rivers, cities and countries. Also shown is a slection of regions the geographer deemed important. Of particular note is the depiction of the transportation nexus in the oceans. This was also a time of great expansion in the U.S> This is an updated version of an earlier map by H.S. Tanner. A fine example of American cartography near mid-century and a fascinating and decorative historical artifact.