Geographical, historical, and statistical map of Massachusetts


Geographical, historical, and statistical map of Massachusetts

Item Information

Title:
Geographical, historical, and statistical map of Massachusetts
Title (alt.):
Massachusetts
Description:
Drawn by Fielding Lucas, a Philadelphia and Baltimore map and atlas publisher, this map was included in Henry Carey's and Isaac Lea's "Complete Historical, Chronological and Geographical American Atlas". The atlas was based on a French model by Le Sage (pseudo. of M. comte de Las Cases), in which individual map sheets carried sizeable marginal text describing the geography and history of the area portrayed. Also included in this marginal information were population statistics, in this case data for each county from both the 1810 and 1820 censuses with a note that Massachusetts "is the most thickly-settled state in the union." Henry Carey and Isaac Lea were successors to Mathew Carey, one of America's earliest publishers of atlases.
Creator:
Lucas, Fielding, 1781-1854
Name on Item:
Fielding Lucas, Jr.
Date:
1822
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
MapArt Collection
Subjects:
Massachusetts--Maps
Massachusetts--History--Maps
Massachusetts--Statistics--Maps
Places:
Massachusetts
Publisher:
Philadelphia : [s.n.]
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes description of situation, boundaries and extent, face of the country, soil and productions, peninsula, islands and capes, rivers and canals, climate, and civil divisions and population.
Appears in H.C. Carey's Complete historical, chronological, and geographical American atlas. Philadelphia. 1822.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 42 x 53 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000074
Barcode:
39999052507595
Terms of Use:
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