Scarce pre-Civil War Map of Alabama, showing counties, townships, towns, roads, railroads, etc.
Charles Morse's map of Alabama is an updated full color version the map of Alabama issued in Morse & Breese's North American Atlas. This work was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade. The Morse family and this process are the subject of David Woodward's The All American Map. The maps were first printed in a series of inserts which appeared in the New York Post, and then later as a separate atlas.
The present map is much scarcer than the 1842 original, having been slightly revised and updated. This later edition adds early railroad lines and Choctaw County, among other noteworthy features. An essential map for American Map collectors, illustrating an important change in the history of printed maps and the only truly American cartographic publishing innovation.