Scarce map of Puerto Rico by Fielding Lucas Junior, which appeared in his General Atlas, as well as his A New General Atlas of the West India Islands.
Lucas's map is the first detailed commercial map of Porto Rico published in America. The map depicts the interior topographic details of the island, along with providing roughly 40 place names.
The map is quite scarce on the market, this being the first time we have offered the map for sale in 19 years (as of 2010).
Fielding Lucas, Jr. (1781-1854) was a prominent American cartographer, engraver, artist, and public figure during the first half of the 19th century.
Lucas was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, before settling in Baltimore. There he launched a successful cartographic career. Lucas's first atlas was announced in early- to mid-1812, with production taking place between September 1812 and December of 1813, by which point the engravings were complete. Bound copies of the atlas -- A new and elegant general atlas: Containing maps of each of the United States -- were available early in the next year, beating Carey to market by about two months. Lucas later published A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the known Countries in the World in the early 1820s.