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TANNER, Henry S. - Africa.

TANNER, Henry S. -  Africa.
Africa. - TANNER, Henry S.
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Title : Africa..
Map maker : TANNER, Henry S..
Date : Philadelphia, Henry Tanner, ca. 1823.
Size : 19.4 x 21.2 inches. / 49.2 x 53.8 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :Fine and detailed map of Africa, engraved and published by H.S. Tanner in Philadelphia. From his "American Atlas", printed in several editions from 1823 until 1833 and a completely revised edition was issued in 1839, with most of the maps dated 1839.

Henry Schenck Tanner (1786-1858) was born in New York City but removed early to Philadelphia. Trained as an engraver, he engraved many of his maps in the 1804 edition of A New and Elegant General Atlas of Arrowsmith and Lewis. He engraved the frontispiece and many of the maps in John Melish's Military and Topographical Atlas of the United States (1813 and 1815). and with J.Vallance, engraved Melish's fundamental "Map of the United States" (1816), the text accompanying which shaped Tanner's thought. In 1818-1823 he published A New American Atlas, in parts, which went to many editions. In 1825 his Map of Mexico appeared, and in 1829 his map of the United States. He also published many atlases.
Condition : A few paper winkles along center fold. Mounted on linen.

ID: 33387

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