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Rare First Edition of The Lucas Map of Georgia

Nice example of Fielding Lucas' early map of Georgia, from his New & Elegant General Atlas of the United States . . .

The Western and Southern counties still do not appear and the region is dominated by Indian Lands. Several early towns appear in the west, along with a number of roads. Includes towns, counties, roads, rivers, mountains, forts and many other early details.

Along the bottom is a note identifying the "South Boundary of the United States," pre-dating the Adams Onis Treaty.

Striking example of Fielding Lucas' fine work, which distinguished him as the best publisher of the era. His maps are printed on a higher quality paper than contemporary maps by Carey & Lea and demonstrate a superior engraving quality and more attractive coloring style.

This is the first time we have ever offered this first edition of the map.

Condition Description
Few marginal tears, one barely proceeding into image at the bottom. Old, partially erased, marginalia in pencil.
Fielding Lucas Jr. Biography

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.