Henry S. Tanner. “A New Map of Ohio with its Canals Roads & Distances.” From Universal Atlas. Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1850. 14 x 11 1/2. Lithograph transfer from engraved plate. Original hand-coloring. Very good condition.
An original antique map of Ohio. This is an updated version of Tanner’s map of Ohio, issued by S. Augustus Mitchell in 1849. For much of the middle part of the nineteenth century, the Mitchell firm dominated American cartography in output and influence. S. Augustus Mitchell reissued Tanner’s atlas and established a thriving cartographic firm that was later taken over by his son S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. The quality of this map, with its richly presented detail, gives evidence of why the firm was such a success.