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Virginia Maryland and Delaware

1820/1823
Origin: America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
OH: 24" x OW: 31 5/8"
Black and white line engraving
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2017-170
Main title reads: "VIRGINIA/ MARYLAND/ AND/ DELAWARE/ BY H.S. TANNER."
Below the main title: The principal Mountains in the State of Virginia, known in their vicinity by various local names, such as/ "The Blue Ridge, Sideling Hill, Clinch Mountain" &c. are a part of the great chain, which stretches through/ the United States in a South West direction from Maine to Allabama[sic], to which Generally, the name of AL-/ -LEGHENY should be applied, and not to any particular Ridge, as is the case in most Maps."
Lower margin reads: "Engraved & Published by H.S. Tanner, Philadelphia."
Label:In 1823, Henry Schenck Tanner published this map of Virginia in the atlas entitled "A New American Atlas Containng Maps of the Several States of the North American Union." In order to fund the extremely ambitious and expensive atlas project, Tanner offered maps serially by subscription. The map of Virginia was originally published in 1820.

This copy was originally published in William C. Wooldridge, "Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War" (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012), #189, pp. 205-210.