Henry S. Tanner. "A New Map of Pennsylvania with its Canals, Railroads and Distances ..." From Universal Atlas.
Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1843. 11 1/4 x 14 1/4. Engraving by W. Brose. Original hand color. Very good condition.
A map of Pennsylvania by the great American cartographer, Henry Schenck Tanner. Beginning at the end of the second decade of the nineteenth century, Tanner, produced his important American Atlas, the finest American produced atlas to the time. The American Atlas was a huge success and this inspired Tanner, in 1834, to produce his Universal Atlas, of more manageable size. All details are clearly presented and these include towns, rivers mountains, political boundaries and some transportation information. In 1844 Carey & Hart issued an updated edition of the Tanner atlas. These maps were later purchased by S. Augustus Mitchell, and then Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., but maps from the early Carey & Hart edition are quite rare. This is a typical example of the maps from that atlas, with excellent and current information.