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Stock# 59706
Description

The first map of North Carolina printed in the United States.  

The map provided a large format and highly detailed map of the state, showing towns, roads, rivers, mountains, swamps, counties, meeting houses, and substantial other detail.

Williams & Johnson note that the first state of this map does not delineate counties (although they are named). The area around present day Forsyth County is squared off with a dotted line, showing the boundaries of the Moravian Community of Wachovia. The coastline of the Outer Banks shows only a slight eastward slant.

This is the first state of Lewis' map, first issued in Carey's American Atlas.