A NEW PICTURE OF PHILADELPHIA, OR THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO THE CITY AND ADJOINING DISTRICTS...WITH A PLAN OF THE CITY, AND MAP OF ITS ENVIRONS
by Tanner, Henry S.
Philadelphia: H.S. Tanner, Jr.; New York: T.R. Tanner, 1840. 156pp., plus one folding map, "A Map of Philadelphia and Adjacent Country: 1840," 11 x 14 3/4 inches. 12mo. Original brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. A very good copy. Despite the title, there is only one map. It shows the city and its western suburbs in an arc, from Chester in the South to Norristown in the West, to Andalusia in the north. The map is probably an updated version of the map with the same title published separately by Tanner in 1826, which is described by Rumsey (3014): "The non geological version of the Troost map...Tanner published this map in two forms: colored geologically to accompany Tanner's publication of Gerard Troost's GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE ENVIRONS OF PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia, 1826, and...as a [pocket] map of Philadelphia and adjacent country." To Rumsey's description we can add this third format, as an accompaniment to Tanner's 1840 guide to the city of Philadelphia. (Inventory #: WRCAM29273)
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