1838 Antique Five American Cities as Ordered by Congress Framed Aquatint Print


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Produced by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford of Boston, Massachusetts by act of Congress in 1838 for the Clerk Office of Massachusetts. Sites and Townships Specific To This Map Are: Washington, Louisville, Jeffersonville, Cincinnati, and New Orleans. The following towns are featured: Washington, DC showing the plat, including the mall, along the Potomac and Eastern Branch. Louisville and Jeffersonville are on opposite sides of the Ohio River, in Kentucky and Indiana. Named streets are shown in Cincinnati, on the Ohio River. New Orleans, along the banks of the Mississippi River, show the main part of the city of New Orleans, along with the other named sections of the city. This Map is Situated in: Orleans Parish, Louisiana (LA), Hamilton County, Ohio (OH), Jefferson County, Kentucky (KY), Clark County, Indiana (IN), & District of Columbia (DC). Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was an American cartographer. The 1830s were a fascinating transitional period in the US and in domestic cartographic publishing. Bradford's work is without question an important part of this era. less


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Dimensions

19.25ʺW × 0.75ʺD × 17.5ʺH

Period

Mid 19th Century

Condition Notes

Minor creasing at map of Cincinnati as shown in the photographs. Frame is in very good condition with minor, only noticeable with inspection, gilding damage. less

Styles

Americana

Place of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Aquatint,Paper,Wood

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