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The Traveller’s Guide 1825 – A Map of the Roads, Canals and Steamboat Routes of the United States – Henry Tanner

Henry Tanner | The Traveller’s Guide. A Map of the Roads, Canals and Steamboat Routes of the United States. First Edition. Philadelphia: Tanner, 1825. Period outline color. Lengthy table of steamboat routes.

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  • Henry Tanner | The Traveller’s Guide. A Map of the Roads, Canals and Steamboat Routes of the United States. First Edition. Philadelphia: Tanner, 1825. Period outline color. Lengthy table of steamboat routes. Pocket map that has been expertly repaired and flattened | Measures 18.5″ x 22″

    First edition. Although entitled The Traveller’s Guide, the map in this edition was published without the accompanying text which was added in 1834. As with most U.S. maps of the period, the map extends only as far west as the Sabine River. Wisconsin is still a part of the Michigan Territory, Iowa is a part of the Oregon Territory, and Arkansas includes present-day Oklahoma. There is little settlement in Michigan, northern Indiana and Illinois, and along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in Missouri. Nor is Lake Superior included. Only the northern portion of Florida is depicted. And of course the map pre-dates the railroads that changed the nation so radically over the next eighty years. The great hope for trade and travel at that time lay with canals and steamboats.

    Phillips 884. Rumsey 974

  • Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    19"

    Width

    22"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    1lb.

    Height

    19"

    Width

    22"

    Depth

    1"

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Maps

    Date

    19th Century

    Origin

    American

    Other

    Card Mounted, Hand Colored, Repaired

    Subject

    American Civil War, Americana, Map