Henry Schenck Tanner

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Henry Schenck Tanner (1786–1858), was an American cartographer, born in New York.

Part of Tanner's 1822 map of North America, depicting the Pacific Northwest.

He produced A Geographical and Statistical Account of the Epidemic Cholera from its Commencement in India to its Entrance into the United States[1] in 1832 in response to the worldwide cholera epidemic of 1817.

Tanner wished to provide a geographic account of the spread of the disease, stating that other statistics concerning the epidemic were "given in such a loose and unconnected manner as to render a reference to them at once irksome and unprofitable." His publication included global, national and local maps, data tables showing number of deaths in different localities by country, and detailed maps of the United States and New York with small red dots indicating points where the disease had broken out.

In 1846, Tanner published A New Universal Atlas.[2]

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