This is Bradford's best atlas, far superior to the smaller and more crudely drawn Comprehensive Atlas (see our copies). Each map is accompanied by text description. The maps are engraved by G.W. Boynton, except for Mississippi, which is engraved by S. Stiles, Sherman and Smith. Fielding Lucas drew, but did not engrave, the Delaware map. There was also an edition published in Philadelphia, with the same maps. In some copies the Iowa and Wisconsin map is labeled only "Wisconsin." See also our 1842 and 1846 editions, as well as the 1841 General Atlas of the World by S.G. Goodrich, with uses these Bradford maps, without the text. There is a beautifully illustrated, engraved second title page reading "An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States And The Adjacent Countries, By T.G. Bradford. Engd. by Jas. Archer." Full hand painted color. Atlas is bound in half leather brown untitled cloth covers; spine is stamped in gold with "Bradford's Illustrated Atlas". The map is printed using Epson premium semi matte archival paper. The detail on the printed map is excellent. Our maps originate from the National Archives, various federal archives as well as state and city historical archives here in the Pacific Northwest and our own collection of vintage and antique photographs and maps. Additionally, we have agreements to reproduce privately held items. In most instances we scan the photographs, maps or negatives at 800+dpi and produce a digital file that is used for producing prints. Maps are placed in a protective plastic sleeve and into a rigid tube that is of a larger diameter than the sleeve. This ensures that an impact to the tube will not be transferred to the image. Maps may ship via USPS First Class Mail. If you purchase three or more maps or more enlargement photographs, we will upgrade to USPS Priority Mail at no extra charge.
Printed on premium Epson semimatte paper
Archival rating of 125+ years
Color will not fade or lose its luster
Very high resolution provides fantastic detail on actual print
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