S. Augustus Mitchell after H.S. Tanner. "A New Map of the World on the Globular Projection by H.S. Tanner." From Mitchell's A New Universal Atlas.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. 15 3/4 x 12 1/2. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate. Full original hand color. A few spots as to be expected. Else, very good condition.
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 selection 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.