Thomas G. Bradford. "Arkansas." From A Universal Illustrated Atlas.
Boston: Charles D. Strong, -1842. 11 1/2 x 14 1/4. Engraving by G. W. Boynton. Original hand color. Some short repaired cracks. Otherwise, very good condition.
Another attractive and early map of Arkansas by Thomas Bradford. This map was first issued in the 1838 edition of Bradford's atlas, and this example was published four years later. The map shows Arkansas just five years after statehood, and it demonstrates the social and political situation at the time. Counties are named and indicated in contrasting shades, and rivers, lakes, and towns are precisely depicted. Overall, this is a nice picture of Arkansas near the middle of the nineteenth century.