Rare German map of Louisiana, based loosely upon the work of Carey & Lea in Philadelphia, but in fact a very different work. The present example is dated 1824. We believe there are at least 2 editions of this map.
Shows massive Northern Parishes. Bastrop's claimed lands in the Northeast are noted. The details of the towns, rivers, roads, swamps, lakes etc. is remarkable for the time period. One of the best large format maps of Louisiana of the period. 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, being offered only in separate sheets, with no formal title page. The work contains a number of maps not in the American or French editions of th work and are generally well engraved and include different and frequently updated information. Many of the maps exist in multiple editions. 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.