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The US Eyes Mexico (CEC)

A Map of the United States of Mexico, Tanner, H. S, 1846

In the first half of the 1800s, the map firm of Henry S. Tanner in Philadelphia was perhaps the most prestigious in the U.S. In 1822, Tanner issued a map of North America based upon the leading authorities of the day. In 1825, he reissued the southwestern portion of this map on a larger scale and entitled it A Map of the United States of Mexico. Especially important because the map was published in the year the United States went to war with Mexico. The map includes two tables: one, a table of distances between towns, and the other, a statistical table giving basic information about Mexican states, cities, and the produce grown in and the geography of each one