These maps were published as plates in Thomas G. Bradford's 1835 Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial. Bradford's atlas, published in 1835 was an important work on many levels. First, it was one of the first American atlases to follow an encyclopedic format, offering readers extensive geographical and statistical tables to supplement the maps themselves. Second, it was published in Boston and influenced the city's rise as a publishing center later in the 19th century (at the time most publishing in the United States was restricted to New York and Philadelphia). Third, this atlas was the first to contain a separate and specific map showing the Republic of Texas. Fourth and finally, Bradford's atlas in some instances broke the Euro-centric mold regarding atlas production. Among other things, Bradford focused his atlas on the Americas and abandoned the classical decoration common in European atlases in favor of a more informational and inherently American approach.
These maps were engraved by G. W. Boynton of Boston, who also engraved most of the maps for Bradford's later publication.
Original hand-colored engravings over 180 years old
PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL IMAGES FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW. THE DIGITAL DARVILL'S WATERMARK IS NOT ON THE ACTUAL PRINT.
(Thomas G. Bradford's 1835 Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial)