Rare German edition of Carey & Lea's map of Illinois Shows numerous early oversized counties and Indian Lands. The old Indian Boundaries are shown in the north, along with several forts. Carey & Lea published the Atlas of North America in 1822. The atlas was a commercial success and was re-issued in 1823 and 1827. It adopted the style of the Lavoisne Atlas, which had been published in London and later in Philadephia by Carey & Lea, with descriptive text on two or three sides of the maps, rather than on the verso or other pages. A French edition of the Atlas was published by Buchon in Paris in 1825. This German edition by Weiland is by far the rarest. All of the maps have been re-engraved by the Weimar Geographischen Insitut, a well regarded cartographic publisher. The engraving quality of the maps far surpasses the American edition. Weiland actually added several maps which did not appear in the Carey & Lea or Buchon additions. One of the earliest and rarest maps of the state printed outside the US.
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