1874 Beers Map of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

NCSCGAFL-beers-1874
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County Map of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
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1874 Beers Map of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina

NCSCGAFL-beers-1874


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Title


County Map of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
  1874 (undated)    18 x 14.5 in (45.72 x 36.83 cm)

Description


An attractive hand colored 1874 map of the southeastern part of the United States by Warner and Beers. Includes the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Also includes part of the Bahamas. Detailed to the county level with roads, railroads, towns, forts, and geographical features noted. Surrounded by decorative border. Published in by Warner and Beers in 1874 as plate no. 71 in H.H. Lloyd's Atlas of the United States.

CartographerS


The Beers family (Fredrick, Silas, James and Daniel), along with Charles and Augustus Warner, were prominent map publishers working from the 1850s to the late 1880s. Often publishing under the Warner & Beers designation, the combined firms produced a series of important state and county atlases and map of much of the northeastern United States. Many of their regional maps are among the most detailed and well laid out maps ever produced of their respective regions. Because Warner & Beers county maps were often detailed down to the individual homes and landowners, they have become highly sought after by general and family historians. In additional to producing maps of surpassing detail, Warner & Beers also maintained an earlier generation's attention to detail and quality while publishing in an era ever increasingly dominated by the low cost printing methods used by the publishing empires of Rand McNally and George Cram.


H.H. Lloyd & Company (fl. 1860 - 1890) were 19th century American map and atlas publishers based in New York City. They should not be confused with the competing New York firm with of a similar name, J. T. Lloyd, with whom H. H. Lloyd had a ongoing conflict. The firm was founded by H. H. Lloyd and Benjamin S. Demarest in 1860. The H. H. Lloyd firm published numerous atlases, wall maps, and gazetteers before, during and after the American Civil War. These include some of the best maps of the period, many of which were used as battle plans by various Civil War generals on both sides of the conflict. From various offices around the city, the H.H. Lloyd firm worked with other prominent firms of the period including H. S. Stebbins, Warner and Beers to produce numerous state and county atlases. Around 1880 Demarest took full control of the firm, possibly suggesting that Lloyd either died or retired. Though H. H. Lloyd and Company continued to produce maps well in to the 1880s, the firm lost much of its momentum and eventually, by 1890, closed its doors. H. H. Lloyd is sometimes confused with J. T. Lloyd, another map publisher of the period who produced a small number of United States and regional maps sympathetic to the Confederacy. Both H. H. Lloyd and B. Demarest were Union supporters, Demarest having served as a Major in the Union Army.

Source


H.H. Lloyd and Company's Atlas of the United States. (1874 edition)    

Condition


Very good conditon. Minor discoloration in lower right quadrant.

References


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Cm912 1872w. OCLC 52193267.