BRADLEY, Abraham (1767-1838) Map of the United States : intended chiefly to exhibit the post roads & distances. 1825

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BRADLEY, Abraham (1767-1838)

Map of the United States : intended chiefly to exhibit the post roads & distances.

Engraved map with original hand color.

Georgetown, 1825 (Third edition).

48 ½” x 62 ½” sheet, 53” x 67” framed.

$75,000

 

 

A key map showing postal routes throughout the United States in 1825, when the only contact most citizens had with the federal government was the mail.  The uniquely American universal mail system helped unify a growing country.  The map also shows how Thomas Jefferson’s (and Thomas Hutchins’) township survey system expanded federal influence across the Mississippi, preparing western lands for sale, occupation and statehood.

 

 

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