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Auction 163, Lot 344

"Pennsylvania", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1816 (circa)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 8.1 inches
26.4 x 20.6 cm
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This uncommon and detailed map of Pennsylvania is dense with place names and topographical detail. It delineates the state's early network of wagon roads. County configuration is current to 1811, with Schuykill newly formed from Berks and Northampton. Lehigh County has not yet formed, and Bradford is still called Ontario. Part of Lake Erie is shown at top left. Drawn by Samuel Lewis and engraved by H.S. Tanner. 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.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3542-42.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light toning and soiling and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $165

Closed on 6/14/2017