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Stock# 68493

Enlarged 1838 Edition -- Includes Bradford's Map of the Republic of Texas and Text

Nice example of this desirable edition of T.G. Bradford's world atlas, expanded to include a later edition of what is often considered to be the first printed map of the Republic of Texas.  

This edition is also noteworthy for its inclusion of a number of newly enlarged maps, including:

  • North Carolina
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky

At the end of the book, the atlas also contains an unusual device for measuring the distances of various places from New York City, a very curious info-graphic.

The atlas includes maps of the United States, District of Columbia, Mountains and River Comparative Charts, Celestial Diagrams and Maps of American and Foreign Cities.

Condition Description
Folio. Publisher's ½ calf over marbled boards with original title label onlaid "Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas, 1838. Containing About 100 Maps." Occasional minor foxing.
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.