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Lot 0086
  • Title/Content of Map: 1836 Tanner Pocket Map of Mississippi -- A New Map of Mississippi with its Roads & Distances
  • Date Printed: 1836, Philadelphia
  • Cartographer: H Tanner
  • Size: 13.1 x 10.3 in. Case is 4.9 x 3 in.

    A very nice engraved folding pocket map of Mississippi. Color coded counties. Great deal of detail is offered: settlements, canals, leading roads, rail roads and topographical features. Distances between towns are noted along the roads. The legend notes the steamboat routes with point to point distances from Pittsburgh to New Orleans, with Natches being the central reference point. This is a rarely seen pocket map edition. Tanner is one of the foremost early American cartographers.

    Henry S. Tanner was one of America’s most distinguished map engravers during the first half of the 19th century. He had engraved many notable maps for cartographers Aaron Arrowsmith, Samuel Lewis and John Melish before producing his own. In his Geographical Memoir, Tanner claimed he had devoted nearly ten years of his life to his monumental map of North America. This "Map of North America" would serve as a foundation or master map for the next generation of significant maps of the American West.

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  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from Ohio.

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  • Condition

    Good. On thin banker's paper, folded into a case. Several splits along folds. Nearly detached from otherwise very good-excellent cover and back. Very good coloring. Very slight toning.

    Buyer's Premium

    • 10%

    Tanner: Antique Pocket Map of Mississippi, 1836

    Estimate $145 - $160Nov 15, 2017
    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert