TANNER, Henry Schenck
Price: 300.00 USD
Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1844. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15.25" x 11.25". This detailed city plan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania appeared in the 1844 edition of Tanner's Universal Atlas. It covers downtown Philadelphia and surroundings from the Delaware River west past the Schuylkill River to West Philadelphia and notes the street grid, important buildings, parks, squares, piers,, etc. An index is included along the right border with a reference key in the lower left corner. Published by Carey and Hart and copyrighted by Henry S. Tanner in 1836. The map is in very good condition with light toning and minor foxing with some edge wear. Henry Schenck Tanner (1786-2858) was an American cartographer and statistical geographer. Born in New York, he moved to Philadelphia where he established his well-known publishing company with his brother. Tanner was the first American to publish a map of Texas, which subsequently went through eight editions. However, he is best known and most renowned for his New American Atlas. This fine map of Philadelphia is a wonderful example of his work.