Auction 163, Lot 371

"Virginia", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1816 (circa)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 8.3 inches
26.9 x 21.1 cm

This striking and uncommon map of Virginia is dense with place names, roads, and topographical detail, with the region's mountains given especially prominent treatment. County configuration is current to 1806, with Giles County recently formed from Montgomery, Monroe, and Tazewell. Development is mostly confined to regions east of the Allegheny Mountains. At the time of publication, West Virginia was still nearly 50 years away from statehood and is therefore part of Virginia here. A small inset at top left extends the map to show Lee County. 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) #3542-45.

Condition: B+

Full original color light toning and soiling, and scattered foxing that is mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/14/2017