large beautifully hand coloured
original antique map of the
United States and its territories in 1825 was
first published in the 1822
edition of Carey & Leas American Atlas.
This map was published in the 1825
French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas
by Jean Alexandre
This map is in exceptionally fine condition, on
clean, sturdy and stable heavy paper, heavy engraving
and beautiful original hand colour.
A beautifully hand coloured map and somewhat scarce
early map of the United States. Most of the states are
formed east of the Mississippi with the NW and Michigan
Territories yet to gain statehood. To the west of the
Mississippi are the states of Missouri and Louisiana
with the vast territories of Arkansas, Missouri and
Oregon north of the Missouri River. Each state is
engraved with the date of statehood as well as the size
of the population in 1790 & 1820.
In 1822, Henry
Charles Carey and Isaac Lea published their American
Atlas. This volume was based on Emmanuel Las Cases'
Atlas Historique of 1803, with updated maps and
text modified by Carey, a political economist.
He considered himself an American foil to John Stuart
Mill and the London economists who were proclaimers of
"the gloomy science" influenced by Ricardo and Malthus.
Instead of preaching overpopulation and degeneration of
the human species, Carey illustrated the nations of the
western hemisphere through maps that showed an expanding
region with ample promise of developing into lands of
great new opportunity and growth. The sheets from this
atlas, which cover North America, Central America, South
America and the West Indies, are comprised of an
engraved map surrounded by text documenting the history,
climate, population and so forth of the area depicted.
The atlas is particularly known for its excellent early
maps of the states and territories of the United States.
Many of these maps were drawn by Fielding Lucas, Jr., an
important Baltimore cartographer. All of the maps show
excellent and very up-to-date detail, providing fine
verbal and graphic pictures of states and territories in
the early 19th century (Ref:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 27 1/2in x
21 1/2in (700mm
Margins: - min. 1in (25mm)
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None