Tanner's Large Format Map of Georgia and Alabama.
Later state of Henry Schenk Tanner's magnificent Georgia and Alabama, from his magnum opus, The American Atlas. First appearing in 1823, this was one of the last Tanner-produced maps for the Atlas and shows the newly formed Alabama Territory.
The most notable feature of the map is the massive Creek and Cherokee Indian Regions of the map, split between western Georgia and eastern Alabama. The southern counties of Georgia are still in large, primitive configurations. The map shows towns, villages, mills, forts, battlegrounds, ironworks, places of worship, public houses, roads, ferries, falls, and many other fine details. 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 and Vallance but resulted in the greatest of American atlases.