Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Lucas. Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of North Carolina (1822) 

Accession Number TP.1987.038.002A

Title

Map: “Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of North Carolina”

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer: F. Lucas, Jr.

Engraver: Kneass

Printer/ publisher: Carey & Lea

 

Material

Wove paper, ink, watercolor

 

Origin

[Pennsylvania, Philadelphia]

 

Date:

1822

 

Dimensions:

Paper: 17 3/8” X 21 ¾”

Plate:  none

Image: 11 X 18 ¾”

 

Description:

Hand-colored, double-page, engraved map of North Carolina showing the individual counties: NORTH CAROLINA. [title]  |  GEOGRAPHICAL, STATISTICAL AND HISTORICAL MAP OF NORTH CAROLINA   No. 23 [top, outside neat line]  |  Drawn by F. Lucas, Jr. [lower left, outside neat line]  | Kneass, sc. [lower right, outside neat line]

 

Source:

Purchase

 

Relation:

The map is Plate No. 23 from first edition of Carey & Lea’s Atlas (1822). Made of two sheets joined together, the map identifies only 62 of the present 100 counties in the state. The western-most counties are greatly over-sized.

Duplicate of map (TP.1993.019.001A)

 

Comments:

Text below the map and on separate sheet (B) includes information on population based on the 1820 census. The text includes a list of royal and state governors and information on the climate, navigable river, chief towns and one of the natural wonders of the state.

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

 

Statistical Information continued. (Click on image to enlarge.)

 


Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: August 19, 2009

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