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Rare German edition of Carey & Lea's map of Mississippi. Shows massive Chickasaws and Choctaws lands, along with a massive Hinds County. Monroe County is a sliver in the Northeastern portion of the Chickasaws land. Only 18 counties in all, mostly in the southern part of the State.

Many early towns and a number of roads are shown. General Jackson's route to New Orleans and Muscle Shoals is shown. The Choctaw Agency and Brashears Landing are shown near Jackson. Many other interesting early notes.

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.