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One of the Rarest of the Early American Atlases -- In Lucas's Characteristic Very Attractive Hand-Color.

Folio. Red sheepskin, each cover with elaborate broad borders of varying gilt and blind roll tools (recased utilizing original backstrip).

Lucas's Atlas is essentially four atlases in one; it begins with a historical atlas, then a world atlas, atlas of the United States, and ends with a very good section on the Caribbean and South America.

 

The atlas includes the following maps:

  1. Comparative Height of the Principal Mountains... in the World.
  2. Comparative Height of Mountains &c.
  3. Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers throughout the World
  4. Orbis Veteribus Notus.
  5. Orbis Romani Pars Occidentalis.
  6. Orbis Romani Pars Orientalis.
  7. Graecia Antiqua
  8. Palestine
  9. Alexandri Magni Itinera
  10. Aegyptus Antiqua
  11. Western Hemspere [and] Eastern Hemisphere
  12. Mercator's Chart
  13. Europe
  14. England and Wales
  15. Scotland
  16. Ireland
  17. Sweden and Norway
  18. Denmark
  19. Russian Empire
  20. Poland
  21. Holland
  22. Netherlands
  23. France
  24. Switzerland
  25. Germany
  26. Hungary, Transylvania
  27. Prussia
  28. Spain and Portugal
  29. Italy
  30. Turkey in Europe
  31. Azore Ids
  32. Asia
  33. Turkey in Asia
  34. Hindoostan
  35. China
  36. Tartary
  37. Persia
  38. Africa
  39. Egypt
  40. Madeira Ids
  41. Canary Ids.
  42. Cape Verd Ids.
  43. North America
  44. Canada
  45. United States
  46. Maine
  47. New Hampshire
  48. Massachusetts
  49. Vermont
  50. Rhode Island
  51. Connecticut
  52. New York
  53. New Jersey
  54. Pennsylvania
  55. Delaware
  56. Maryland [with] City of Baltimore
  57. Virignia
  58. Nth. Carolina
  59. Sth. Carolina
  60. Georgia
  61. Ohio
  62. Kentucky
  63. Tennessee
  64. Mississippi
  65. Alabama
  66. Louisiana
  67. Indiana
  68. Illinois
  69. Missouri
  70. Arkansas Ter
  71. Michigan Ter
  72. Florida
  73. Mexico
  74. West Indies
  75. Bermudas
  76. Bahama's
  77. Cuba
  78. Jamaica
  79. Hayti or Saint Domingo
  80. Porto Rico
  81. Virgin Islands & c
  82. St. Christophers
  83. Nevis
  84. Antigua
  85. Guadaloupe & c.
  86. Dominica
  87. Martinico
  88. St. Lucia
  89. St. Vincent
  90. Barbadoes
  91. Grenada
  92. Tobago
  93. Trinidad
  94. Curacao
  95. South America
  96. Colombia
  97. Brazil
  98. Peru
  99. United Provinces
  100. Chili
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.