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Map of North & South Carolina

Artist/Maker:
Tanner, Henry S.
Place Made:
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States of America
Date Made:
1823
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA 26; WOA 32
Accession Number:
P-643
Description:
Henry S. Tanner’s “New American Atlas” (1818-1823) was one of the first comprehensive atlases of the United States produced by an American publisher. Working in Philadelphia, Tanner eventually became the leading cartographic publisher in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. The first map of North Carolina, compiled by Johnathan Price from surveys undertaken by Price and John Strother, was published in 1808. An error of omission of one degree of longitude in the western part of the map, however, led to the distortion of natural features in this region on general maps of the United States until corrected by Tanner in his “New American Atlas” of 1823.

DESCRIPTION: copperplate engraving of map of North and South Carolina tinted with watercolor.

History:
This map was issued as part of Henry S. Tanner’s 1823 edition of “The New American Atlas”.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection