1823 Lucas Map of West Indies
Description: A fine example of the 1823 F. Lucas Jr.'s map of the West Indies and Caribbean. Centered on Hispaniola, covers from Florida and the Bahamas south through the Caribbean islands of Cuba and Hispaniola to the northern Part of South America and east to the Caribbean Islands or the Lesser Antilles. Includes the Bahamas (Bahama Islands). This map is published as part of the 1823 edition of F. Lucas Jr.'s A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the Known Countries in the World.
Date: 1823 (undated)
Source: Lucas F., A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the Known Countries in the World, 1823.
References: Rumsey 4584.074.
Cartographer: Fielding Lucas (1781 - 1854) was an American artist, cartographer, and publisher active in Baltimore during the early part of the 19th century. In 1804 Fielding founded Lucas Brothers, America's first stationer, at 1804 at 116 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore. Later, in 1806, he took on the management and an equity share in the publishing firm of Conrad, Lucas, and Company. Lucas published numerous works including Almanacs and regional directories, however, his first atlases began to appear around 1814 and were among the best general atlases in the United States at the time. Later Lucas partnered with the firm of Carey & Lea of Philadelphia and took a prominent role in the production of the important Carey & Lea atlas of 1822. Click here for a list of rare maps by Fieldning Lucas.
Size: Printed area measures 12 x 10 inches (30.48 x 25.4 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Blank on verso. Original platemarks visible.
Code: WestIndies-lucas-1823 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)