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Stock# 54419
Description

Detailed early American map of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida Keys, published in Baltimore by Fielding Lucas Jr.

The map includes topographical details, roads, and a host of other details.

Fielding Lucas's New & Elegant General Atlas included a number of individual maps of Caribbean Islands and is the largest compilation of such Island maps published in America prior to the American Civil War.

Fielding Lucas Jr. Biography

Fielding Lucas, Jr. (1781-1854) was a prominent American cartographer, engraver, artist, and public figure during the first half of the 19th century.

Lucas was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, before settling in Baltimore. There he launched a successful cartographic career. Lucas's first atlas was announced in early- to mid-1812, with production taking place between September 1812 and December of 1813, by which point the engravings were complete. Bound copies of the atlas -- A new and elegant general atlas: Containing maps of each of the United States -- were available early in the next year, beating Carey to market by about two months. Lucas later published A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the known Countries in the World in the early 1820s.