Tanner's Large Format Map of Georgia and Alabama.
This is the first state of the map, one of the last to be produced, and showing the newly formed Alabama Territory.
The most notable feature of the map is the massive Creek and Cherokee Indian Regions of the map, at the western part of Georgia and Eastern part of Alabama. The southern counties of Georgia are still primitive The map shows towns, villages, mills, forts, Battle Grounds, Iron Works, Places of Worship, Public Houses, roads, ferries, falls and many other fine details. Some early township surveys also appear in Alabama. The quality of the detail and engraving is remarkable for an American map.
Tanner commenced production of his most ambitious project, his American Atlas, in 1818. Released in 5 folios between 1819 and 1823, the Atlas is widely regarded as the single most beautiful large scale American atlas ever published. The maps are large, detailed and elegantly engraved. The production resulted in the split of Tanner from his partners Kearney & Vallance but resulted in the greatest of American Atlases.