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Thomas Gamaliel Bradford:  Alabama





Title: Alabama

Map Maker: Thomas Gamaliel Bradford

Place / Date: Boston / 1841

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 14 x 11.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 21996


Description:

Nice example of the second edition of Bradford's map of Alabama.

The map is hand colored by counties and shows very early railroads, towns, rivers, forts, post offices and other details. The second edition can be distiguished easily from the first edition by the use of the olive brown border coloring, rather than the green (and on rare occasion pink) in the first edition.

Bradford's atlas was a departure from other atlases of the period. Along with HS Tanner, Bradford produced an elegant, well engraved large format atlas on high quality paper. The 1830s were a fascinating transitional period in the US and in domestic cartographic publishing. Bradford's work is without question an important part of this era. The maps were engraved by GW Boynton or S.Stiles, Sherman & Smith.


Related Categories:
Maps of the American South

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