Philadelphia: Henry, 1825.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Measures 44.25 x 59 inches. In very good condition.
Tanner's large scale map of North America is one of the most significant maps of the continent of the 19th century. It combines the information garnered from a host of important expeditions, such as Lewis and Clark, Pike, and James, into a single map that shows the extent of North America in 1825. Some of the most notable portions of the map include the Mississippi and Missouri River Valleys, the Columbia River Basin, the Rocky Mountains, Texas, and the Oregon Territory. Copious informational notes throughout give further insight into the knowledge held of this region at the time of the map's publication. In addition to its cartographic achievement, the map also boasts a magnificent title cartouche that combines the North American landmarks of Niagara Falls and Natural Bridge with wildlife native to different parts of the region, such as a rattlesnake, eagle, beaver, moose, and a polar bear.
Condition: Very Good