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  • Title: Louisiana and part of Arkansas
  • Author: Thomas Bradford
  • Date: c. 1835
  • Medium: Hand-colored engraving
  • Condition: Excellent - light age toning
  • Inches: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 20.96 x 27.31 [Image]
  • Product ID: 102217

Map of Louisiana and southern Arkansas showing the Mississippi and Sabine Rivers and the cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. West of Louisiana is labeled as 'Mexico,' as this map was published prior to Texan independence.

Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked as an assistant editor for the America Encyclopedia. Bradford's first major cartographic work was his revision and subsequent republication of an important French geography by Adrian Balbi, published in America as Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography, Modern & Ancient.

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. Afterwards, Bradford revised and expanded this work into his own important contribution to American cartography, the 1838 An Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries.