Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Map Of Jamaica.

Author: 
Carey, H. C.
Author: 
Lea, I.
Date: 
1822
Short Title: 
Map Of Jamaica.
Publisher: 
H.C. Carey & I. Lea
Publisher Location: 
Philadelphia
Type: 
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 
43
Obj Width cm: 
53
Scale 1: 
950,400
Note: 
In full color surrounded by text.
Reference: 
P1373a-41.
Country: 
Jamaica
Full Title: 
Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Map Of Jamaica. Jamaica. No. 41. Drawn by J. Finlayson. P.E. Hamm Sc.
List No: 
0122.036
Series No: 
40
Engraver or Printer: 
Finlayson, J.
Engraver or Printer: 
Hamm, Phineas Eldridge, 1799-1861
Publication Author: 
Carey, H. C.
Publication Author: 
Lea, I.
Pub Date: 
1822
Pub Title: 
A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, Being A Guide To The History Of North And South America, And The West Indies ... To The Year 1822. According To The Plan Of Le Sage's Atlas And Intended As A Companion To Lavoisne's Improvement Of That Celebrated Work. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey And I. Lea, Chestnut Street. 1822. (on verso) ... T.H. Palmer, Printer.
Pub Reference: 
P1373a; Howes C133.
Pub Note: 
This was the first American Atlas that was modeled on Le Sage's plan of having explanatory text surrounding the maps. 1st Edition; Fielding Lucas engraved most of the maps. The 1823 edition was unchanged in most copies, a few have minor map updates, and one (see our copy) has all of the 1827 edition maps while still retaining the 1823 title page and most of the text. The 1827 edition includes much new material, with all the maps and text updated, except for the Washington, D.C., and Michigan maps. A French edition by Buchon was published in 1825, an abridged London edition in 1823 (see our copies), and a German edition by C.F. Weiland in 1824-1828 (P1225, Espenhorst 1.6.3). The maps are beautifully drawn and colored. Lucas went on to publish his own General Atlas in 1823, using similar maps but without the text. Rebound into half leather tan paper covered boards with "American Atlas. 1822." stamped in gilt along the spine.
Pub List No: 
0122.000
Pub Type: 
National Atlas
Pub Maps: 
49
Pub Height cm: 
46
Pub Width cm: 
32
Image No: 
0122036
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Authors: 
Carey, H. C.; Lea, I.
Collection: 
Rumsey Collection