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N(or)th Carolina

Artist/Maker:
Lucas, Fielding __Cartographer ||B. T. Welch & Co. __Engraver
Place Made:
Baltimore Maryland United States of America
Date Made:
1823
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
HOA 21″; WOA 28-1/2″
Accession Number:
5639
Description:
The earliest version of this map was published in “A New and Elegant General Atlas” by Fielding Lucas in Baltimore in 1814. In 1820 he had an updated map based on the earlier one engraved by B.T. Welch & Co. This map is the second state of that second map. Unlike his earlier map of the Tarheel state Lucas did not resort to showing North Carolina’s western counties as an inset.

Lucas was one of the most prolific southern cartographic publishers.

REFERENCE: North Carolina Map Blog, “North Carolina Maps in Fielding Lucas Atlas” http://blog.ncmaps.org/index.php/nc-maps-fielding-lucas-atlases/

DESCRIPTION: Rectangular map of North Carolina with counties colored green, orange, yellow and pink. Main cities and all rivers labeled. Bordering states labeled but in black and white with little to no details: Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina. Mountains shown by thicker shaded lines. Latitude and longitude border is rectangular and frames the state, shaded pink. The map scale in miles is located in the lower left corner. Water features listed: Atlantic Ocean, Long Bay, Onslow Bay, Cape Lookout, Raleighs Bay and various inlets.

History:
This map was part of the 1823 edition of Fielding Lucas’ “General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps of All the Countries in the World” published in Baltimore.
Credit Line:
Gift of Marsha C. Tompson.