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Nice early 19th Century map of the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Rim Countries.

Australia is New Holland. No sign of the Antarctic.

Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas launched him as one of the prominent cartographic publishers of the period. This and his larger atlases, published first in 1838, were one of the most popular of the period.

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.