Paris. 1825. 125 leaves, including fifty-one double-page handcolored engraved maps with textual gloss, four double-page handcolored letterpress tables, one double-page engraved plate, title- leaf, dedication leaf, and additional leaves of letterpress text. Large folio. Modern half morocco and boards, vellum tipped corners. Minor soiling, some light foxing, a few repairs, very small old library mark on titlepage. Else very good. Item #WRCAM10422
This important atlas is based on Carey & Lea's A COMPLETE HISTORICAL...AMERICAN ATLAS, issued first in Philadelphia in 1822, and again in expanded formats in 1823 and 1825. However, it adds even more material than appears in any of the Carey & Lea editions, especially the western maps. Most of the atlas is devoted to the United States and its territories, and incorporates the latest geographical knowledge available, by what was then one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. There are maps of virtually every state, with copious statistics supplied in the margins. The large map of Arkansas Territory is actually the 1823 Long map of the Great Plains and Mississippi Valley, extending as far west as Santa Fe and the edge of the Rockies, while the map of the whole North American continent and the excellent large detailed map of the United States and territories can lay claim to being the best available to that time. HOWES C133. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 348, 352.