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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848 (search)
Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848 Engraver; born in New York City, March 27, 1775; removed to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1799, and with his brother Henry founded a map-publishing establishment. He also founded the banknote engraving house of Tanner, Vallance. Kearny & Co., in 1816. Later this enterprise was abandoned and he founded a blank-check-note and draft publishing concern. His engravings include Apotheosis of Washington; Perry's victory on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813; The launch of the steamTanner, Vallance. Kearny & Co., in 1816. Later this enterprise was abandoned and he founded a blank-check-note and draft publishing concern. His engravings include Apotheosis of Washington; Perry's victory on Lake Erie, Sept. 10, 1813; The launch of the steam frigate Fulton; MacDONOUGHonough's victory on Lake Champlain, and defeat of the British army at Plattsburg by General McCoomb, Sept. 11, 1814; The surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown; America guided by wisdom, etc. He died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 1848.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tanner, Henry S. 1786-1858 (search)
Tanner, Henry S. 1786-1858 Cartographer; born in New York City in 1786; brother of Benjamin Tanner; settled in Philadelphia early in life; returned to New York in 1850. His maps include the New American Atlas; The world; Map of the United States of Mexico; Map of Philadelphia; and Map of the United States of America. He was also the author of Memoir on the recent surveys in the United States; View of the Valley of the Mississippi; American traveller; Central traveller; New picture of Philadelphia; and Description of the canals and railroads of the United States. He died in New York City in 1858.