Unrecorded Antique Map of the South During the War of 1812
Fine map of the Southern United States, issued during the War of 1812.
The map was issued in October 1814, in the midst of the peace negotiations in Ghent (August to December 1814), which resulted in the Treaty of Ghent, which was signed on December 24, 1814, ending the war.
The map extends from the Maryland, Pennsylvania Border to the northeastern part of Georgia, covering the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland in fine detail.
This is the second edition of the map, which first appeared under the title The Marches of Lord Cornwallis in the Southern Provinces, Now States of North America; with Virginia and Maryland and the Delaware Counties . . . in Sir Banastre Tarleton's A History of the Campaigns of 1780 and 1781, in the Southern Provinces of North America . . ., published in London in 1787.
The map is apparently unrecorded. We were unable to locate any other examples of the map.
Provenance: Leland Little, March 2019.
William Faden (1749-1836) was a prominent London mapmaker and publisher. He worked in close partnership with the prolific Thomas Jeffreys from 1773 to 1776. In 1783, Faden assumed ownership of the Jeffreys firm and was named Geographer to the King in the same year. Faden specialized in depictions of North America and also commanded a large stock of British county maps, which made him attractive as a partner to the Ordnance Survey; he published the first Ordnance map in 1801. The Admiralty also admired his work and acquired some of his plates which were re-issued as official naval charts. After retiring in 1823 the lucrative business passed to James Wyld, a former apprentice.