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Auction 171, Lot 351


"West Indies", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1823 (circa)

Publication: A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the Known Countries in the World...

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 8.3 inches
25.9 x 21.1 cm
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This map of the Caribbean extends to show Central America and northern South America. There are plenty of place names. The map is color-coded to identify the colonial powers in the region. Engraved by B.T. Welch & Co.

Fielding Lucas, Jr. was a successful cartographer and map publisher in Baltimore. Lucas is best known for his General Atlas of 1823, which is considered 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.


Condition: B+

Original color with light toning and minor scattered foxing. There are binding holes in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $55

Closed on 2/6/2019