Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam. Wells, Jordan & Co.
Date Published: 1838
Binding: No binding
First US edition. Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 28x37 cm. (11 x 14-1/2 inches). The Upper St. Lawrence, Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron, and adjacent lands. Scale 1: 1,900,800 Left margin dampstained lightly intruding lightly into map, a few very small brown spots, else very good.
Shows districts (Western, London, Gore, Niagara, Home, Newcastle, Midland, Johnstown, Eastern, Ottawa, Bathurst), cos, a few places..."
This is Bradford's best atlas, far superior to the smaller and more crudely drawn Comprehensive Atlas. Each map was accompanied by text description as does this one.
From “An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, Of The United States And The Adjacent Countries. By T.G. Bradford. Boston: Weeks, Jordan, And Company. New York: Wiley And Putnam. (on verso) Entered ... 1838, by Thomas G. Bradford ... Massachusetts. Cambridge: Stereotyped And Printed By Folsom, Wells, And Thurston, Printers To The University.”
Described in Winearls, Mapping Upper Canada 1780-1867, entry 116, p. 40: "In Thomas Bradford, An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical Statistical, and Historical of the United States (Boston: Weeks, Jordan and Co. ), plate 3..., and another ed (Philadelphia: E.S. Grant & Co. [c1838]), plate 3...; also in Samuel Goodrich, A General Atlas of the World (Boston: C.D. Strong 1841), plate ..., and in Bradford and Goodrich, A Universal Illustrated Atlas (Boston: C.D. Strong 1842), plate 4...; some maps have '5' in margin.
Very Good. Item #2529