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Fascinating look at the various dwellings around the world. Fifteen different illustrations, including Mandan tents, Esquimaux and Patagonian huts, Lapland huts, Swiss Chalets, Negro Houses, Arab Tents, Hindoo Palaces and Houses, Chinese Houses, Japanese House, Tartar tents, Javanese Hosues and New Zealand Houses.

Thomas Gamaliel Bradford Biography

Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was an American geographic publisher. He hailed from Bradford, Massachusetts and began his publishing career by working for the America Encyclopedia. Then, he edited and republished the Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography, Modern & Ancient, which had originally been offered in French by Adrian Balbi. In 1835, he published another atlas, A Comprehensive Atlas: Geographical, Historical & Commercial, and, in 1838, An Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries. His interests were primarily in educational publishing and he was one of the first mapmakers to show Texas as an independent country.