One of the best Pennsylvania and New Jersey maps of the early 19th Century.
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 & Vallance, but resulted in the greatest of American Atlases. This is the first state of the map. This vividly colored example is richly annotated throughout the map with various regional details on various rivers, roads and other local features. The early counties are shown in remarkable detail, from original surveys. Includes roads, rivers, lakes, turnpikes, villages, mills, ironworks, forts, post offices, battle grounds, places of worship, public houses, roads, ferries, falls, etc.