Thomas G. Bradford. "Louisiana." From A Universal Illustrated Atlas.
Boston; Charles D. Strong.,  - 1842. 11 3/8 x 14. Engraving by G.W. Boynton. Original hand color. Very good condition.
A finely engraved map by Thomas G. Bradford, a Boston map publisher, showing Louisiana at the beginning of the fourth decade of the nineteenth century. The map was original drawn and issued by Thomas Bradford in 1838 and this example was published five years later. Detail is very good, showing towns, counties, and the myriad rivers throughout the state. This map shows the state during a period of considerable development, especially in the southeastern part and along the Mississippi. The map is impressive in its detail, which includes some of the early roads and a railroad running into New Orleans from the north. The whole is attractively presented with original hand coloring, and precise engraving.