Fascinating map of the United States, issued at the time of the Adams-Onis Treaty, including an interesting Federalist rant by its maker.
While the cartographic content of the map is interesting for the period, it is the note in the title cartouche that makes this map unique. Luffman states:
Note: This most invaluable acquistion to the United States, made during the Presidency of Mr. Jefferson was obtained by purchas from the French in 1803, at the price of 15,000,000 of Dollars: its contents, in Acres, is not yet accurately ascertained, but, is calculated at about 700,000,000 obtain'd without one drop of blood being shed.
Reflect on this ye Crowned Murderers and Robbers, ye Defolators of all that is beautiful in nature: Reflect, I say again, lower your pride, and endeavor to imitate the Virtues of a Republican Government, or tremble on your thrones " for the Wrath to come.'
It is safe to say that Luffman had a strong opinion on this topic.