Thomas G. Bradford. “Louisiana and part of Arkansas.” From A Comprehensive Atlas. Geographical, Historical & Commercial. Boston: Wm. B. Ticknor, 1835. 10 1/4 x 7 5/8. Engraving. Original outline color. Some light spotting. Otherwise, very good condition.
A nice map from Boston publisher and cartographer, Thomas G. Bradford. Issued in 1835, Bradford’s Atlas contained maps of the different United States and other parts of the world, based on the most up-to-date information available at the time. Towns, rivers, lakes, and some orography are depicted. Counties are named and indicated with original outline color. Because Bradford continued to update his maps as he issued them in different volumes, this political information is very interesting for historic purposes. This map is interesting as it shows the states at an early stage in their development. This is a good representation of American cartography in the fourth decade of the nineteenth century and an interesting document of regional history.