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Stock# 99038

Nice example of T.R. Tanner's 1845 traveller's map and guide, first issued by his father Henry Schenk Tanner, first published in 1834.

This map provides a comprehensive view of the eastern United States, extending westwards past the Mississippi River to incorporate regions such as Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and a notably enlarged Iowa Territory. It meticulously marks state capitals, significant towns and villages, along with various inns, delineating both turnpike and common roads, as well as canals and railroads. Additionally, the map details the distances between towns for the traveler's convenience. The map is superimposed with a numbered grid that corresponds to an index provided in the associated guide.

The map also features inset maps of 11 major cities, such as Charleston, Richmond, Washington & Baltimore, Providence, Boston, New York, and Quebec. The travel guide that accompanies the map includes four double-page layouts of key American cities, specifically Baltimore, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

In his preface, Tanner highlights that this work is designed to be a succinct compilation of information that would be of interest to travelers, including population statistics, travel distances, and routes for stagecoaches, canals, and steamboats connecting major urban centers. It also provides insights into noteworthy sites of interest in or near larger cities.

Ninth edition of this traveller's classic, by one of the United States preeminent mapmaking families of the first half of the 19th Century.