Boston: T.G. Bradford, 1835.
Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 8 x 10 inches, sheet measures 10 x 13.5 inches.
Plate 12 from "Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial." Intriguingly, details of the highest altitudes recorded in flight by both condor and hot air balloon are indicated.
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston-based map publisher best known for his "important contributions to American cartography, the 1838 "Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries." Unlike many other atlases of the period, the volume included extensive text on the history, economics and geography of the areas mapped. His atlas represented an important contribution to American cartography.