One of the Earliest Appearances of Alabama Territory
Exceptionally rare map of Mississippi and Alabama Territory, which appeared in the rare 1818 edition of Matthew Carey's General Atlas.
This is earliest map to show Alabama Territory and the state of Mississippi, pre-dated only by the Peel & Sannoner Map of the late surveys in the Northern district of the Alabama Territory, published in the prior year.
The map shows a few early counties and parishes in the south (Baldwin, Washington, Green , Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Amite, Wilkinson, Adms, Franklin, Jefferson, Claiborne, and Warren), as well as towns, forts, roads, Indian Villages, Halfway Houses, and many other early details.
The map is so rare that neither Phillips nor the Birmingham Public Library references note its existence.
The University of Alabama map collection lists a map by Shallus dated 1817, which is, however, the Carey map. Although it is conceivable that the map may have appeared in an 1817 edition of Carey's Atlas, the map was not included in the example of the atlas which we handled in 1999.
An essential map for Alabama and Mississippi Collections.