Henry S. Tanner Pennsylvania 1843


Henry S. Tanner. “A New Map of Pennsylvania with its Canals, Rail-Roads & Distances from Place to Place along the Stage Roads.” From Tanner’s Universal Atlas. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, [1840]-1843. Engraved by W. Brose. 10 1/2 x 13 3/8. Original hand color. Very good condition.

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A crisp, detailed map by the great American cartographer, Henry Schenck Tanner. The success of his important, but large American Atlas led Tanner to produce a more manageably sized atlas, the Universal Atlas. This atlas contained excellent maps of each state, focusing on the transportation network, including roads, railroads and canals. All details are clearly presented, and these include towns, rivers, mountains, political boundaries and the transportation information. The maps were later purchased by S. Augustus Mitchell, and then Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., but it is these early Tanner editions which are the rarest and most important. This map of Pennsylvania is typical of Tanner’s excellent output. Of interest is the depiction of the burgeoning transportation network, with the canals, roads, and railroads particularly noted. At the top is a profile of the Pennsylvania canal and Columbia Railroad.