Auction 140, Lot 272

"New-Hampshire", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1823 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

This rare map of New Hampshire is divided into six counties and numerous townships, including an area noted as "Ungranted Land." County lines are current for 1821, just prior to the organization of Merrimack in 1823. There is good detail of roads, lakes, rivers, and mountains. Lucas' General Atlas is known as one of the finest general atlases produced in the U.S. at the time, due to the high quality paper, superior engraving quality, and attractive coloring style. Engraved by B. T. Welch.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #742-51.

Condition: A

Lovely original color on watermarked paper with a couple of insignificant spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012