"Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Maine", Carey & Lea
Period: 1822 (published)
Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 16.5 inches
52.1 x 41.9 cm
This first edition map (9.5 x 11.8") was beautifully engraved by J. Yeager. It shows the state with only nine counties and a population of less than 300,000. There is good detail of the extensive system of lakes and rivers. Wagon roads are limited to the southern portion, most connecting the coastal towns. Bangor and Canaan, as well as many small villages are named. A handsome map on a full folio sheet with surrounding text giving historical, physical and political information. A table lists all governors current to Albion K. Parris, 1821; from 1652 to 1820, Maine was under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts.
The map is actually fine except for one spot in blank area at right.