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22. Henry Charles Carey & Isaac Lea. “Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of South Carolina” (Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1822). First edition. Published in A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas. Double-page copperplate engraving with fine, bright, full original hand color. 12 7/8 x 14 1/2". Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 21 7/8" including letterpress text panel surrounding the map, which presents statistical information on the state. Fine with exceptional color.

Price: SOLD.

The American publishers Carey and Lea based their 1822 American Atlas on the Emmanuel Las Cases [pseudonym La Sage] Atlas Historique of 1803, in which the maps are surrounded by text documenting the history, climate, and population of the area depicted. Carey and Lea’s version is particularly known for its excellent early maps of the states and territories of the United States. The present map of South Carolina is beautifully engraved and hand-colored according to counties. The counties are greatly oversized and represent just over half of the present counties in the state. The text below the map includes population information based on the 1820 census, as well as information on the climate, navigable rivers, chief towns, and the natural wonders of the state. The map presents a fascinating portrait of South Carolina in the early-nineteenth century. A most attractive regional map in excellent condition.

Ref.: Phillips, Atlases, 1373a.

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