Scarce full original color map of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware from Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas.
Shows counties, towns, rivers, and other details. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas was one of the most successful commercial atlases of the 1830s, at a time when HS Tanner and David Burr were his prime competitors.
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.