Auction 117, Lot 257

"Louisiana", Carey, Mathew

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1814 (circa)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 15.8 inches
43.9 x 40.1 cm

This is one of the earliest large format maps of the state to appear in a commercial atlas. There is very little development except along the Mississippi River. However, the map includes nice detail of the existing roads, towns, rivers, and lakes. A reduced version of this map from Carey's American Pocket Atlas [1813] was the first printed map of Louisiana as a state. This enlarged edition appeared in his General Atlas the following year. It was most likely compiled by Samuel Lewis, Carey's principal mapmaker, although there is no engraver's imprint.

References: Lemmon, Magill & Wiese #74.

Condition: A

Minor repair on bottom centerfold and a touch of light soil, still overall very good with nice original color.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/6/2006