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Thomas Gamaliel Bradford

Thomas Gamaliel Bradford


Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was an American geographic publisher. He hailed from Bradford, Massachusetts and began his publishing career by working for the America Encyclopedia. Then, he edited and republished the Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Abridgement of Universal Geography, Modern & Ancient, which had originally been offered in French by Adrian Balbi. In 1835, he published another atlas, A Comprehensive Atlas: Geographical, Historical & Commercial, and, in 1838, An Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries. His interests were primarily in educational publishing and he was one of the first mapmakers to show Texas as an independent country.



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1835 - Distribution of Vegatables and Snow Line [with] Comparative Lengths of Rivers

  • $14.99

One of the earliest obtainable comparative charts published in the United States. The image is divided into the Torrid, Temperate and Frigid zones. The graphics are color coded to show North America in Blue, South America in Yellow, Europe in Red,...


2

1835 - Northern Hemisphere / Southern Hemisphere

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Interesting early American twin-hemispheric map on a polar projection, published in Boston. Still no part of the Antarctic landmass shown.


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1835 - [Tracking Noah's Descendants] The Countries of The Ancient World Exhibiting The Probable Settlement of the Descendants of Noah . . .

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This is an interesting map of the ancient world showing the spread of Noah's descendants. Known in biblical scholarship as the Generations of Noah, the sons of Noah were supposed to have spread out to different corners of the world to repopulate the...


4

1835 - United States

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Nice example Bradford's map of the United States, covering the United States from Coast to Coast on the eve of the Independence of Texas. The map shows a massive Oregon Territory, along with a number of Indian Districts (Huron, Sioux, Mandan, Osage...


5

1835 - Connecticut and Rhode Island

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Original color example map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, islands and other important places. Block Island and...


6

1835 - Maine

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Interesting and detailed map of Maine, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, islands and other important places. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas launched...


7

1835 - Massachusetts

  • $14.99

Interesting and detailed map of Massachusetts, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, islands and other important places. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas...


8

1846 - Massachusetts

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Interesting and detailed map of Massachusetts, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, islands and other important places. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas...


9

1835 - New Hampshire & Vermont

  • $14.99

Scarce full original color map of New Hampshire & Vermont, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, and other important places. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas launched...


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1835 - New Hampshire & Vermont

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Early atlas map of New Hampshire & Vermont, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, and other important places. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas launched him as one of...


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1835 - New York

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Rare full original color example map of New York from the first edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, and other early points of interest. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas launched him...


12

1835 - Pennsylvania and New Jersey

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Early map of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, from an early edition of Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. The map is colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, islands and other important places. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas...


13

1835 - Virginia, Maryland and Delaware

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Scarce full original color map of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware from Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas. Shows counties, towns, rivers, and other details. Bradford's Comprehensive Atlas was one of the most successful commercial atlases of the 1830s, at...


14

1835 - Louisiana and part of Arkansas

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Rare full original color example of this map of Louisiana and the southeastern part of Arkansas, from an early edition of Bradford's first atlas. Early county configurations in Arkansas and parish configurations in Louisiana.


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1838 - Louisiana

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Bradford's large map of Louisiana. The map is hand colored by Parishes, and shows towns, forts, lakes, rivers, and some of the very earliest railroad lines in the South. Many of the early western and northern parishes have not yet been formed, and...


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1835 - Mississippi & Alabama

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Early map of Mississippi and Alabama, which until about 15 years earlier had comprised a single territory. The eastern part of Alabama is still the lands of the Creek and Cherokee Indians and a number of counties are still not present. The Northern...