Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822.
Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 9.25" x 11.25", image plus text measures 16.75" x 20.5".
Includes information pertaining to history, climate and culture. The map was printed in Carey & Lea's "Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas. The Philadelphia-based firm of Carey & Lea of Philadelphia was one of the most important publishers in the early 19th-century United States. Run by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) and Isaac Lea (1792-1886), the company worked with both books and maps, specializing particularly in political commentary. Their "Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas," first published in 1822, not only contained some of the earliest maps of western states being admitted to the Union, it also provided ample information on those states. As a result, provides an invaluable window into the country's history.
Illustrator: J. Yeager
Condition: Very Good