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Bradford's map of the Southwest, including the Republic of Texas, from his 1835 Comprehensive Atlas, the first atlas to include a map of the Republic of Texas.

Upper California is also shown, with continuous rivers flowing from the Pacific to the two Salt Lakes, Timpanogos and Teguayo. Texas is named Coahuila & Texas in this example.

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.