Craven County Digital History Exhibit

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

Accession Number TP.1993.019.001A
 

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. [left, outside neat line]  |  “Kneass, sc.” [right, outside neat line]

 

Source:

Purchase

 

Relation:

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.1987.038.002A)

 

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.”

Map Image:

 


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

Last edited: August 19, 2009

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