Auction 171, Lot 372


"St. Lucia", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: St. Lucia

Period: 1823 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

8.3 x 10.6 inches
21.1 x 26.9 cm

This is the first commercial map of St. Lucia to be published in the United States. It is based on John Thompson's map. There is fine topographical detail inland, with place names largely confined to the coasts. 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 a few spots of foxing. An edge tear that just enters the map border at bottom has been closed on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/6/2019