Rare 1846 edition of Bradford's map of North America, with the boundary line established by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo drawn in red.
Russian America apears, as does Lake Timpanagos and the remenants of some of the West's mythical cartography, pre-dating the first of Fremont's reports. Curious truncation of the western part of Texas.
This is the first time we have ever seen this red-line edition of the map.
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.