Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas. Henry Charles CAREY.

Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas

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CAREY, Henry Charles. Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, Being a Guide to the History of North and South America, and the West Indies: Exhibiting an Accurate Account of the Discovery, Settlement, and Progress of Their Various Kingdoms, States, Province, &c. Together with the Wars, Celebrated Battles, and Remarkable Events, 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. Phila.: H.C. Carey and I. Lea, 1822. 1st ed. Folio. Unpaged. 53 hand-colored engraved maps with letter-press descriptive text. Orig. 1/2 leather and boards, gilt-decorated spine, housed in custom cloth slipcase. Minor scattered foxing to a few maps, else a very good or better copy. HOWES C-133, "aa." Phillips Atlases 1373a. Sabin 15055. Wheat Transmississippi 348, 352. "Carey and Lea's Atlas of 1822 carried a 'North America' on which, along with Pike's vagaries, is displayed Long's discovery of the true course of the Canadian, while Missouri Territory is carried west of the Rockies. The most interesting map in this Atlas, however, is headed 'Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Arkansas Territory,' which is in reality Long's map, covering the Missouri Basin north to Mandan villages and west to the Rockies. 'Highest Peak,' James Peak and Spanish Peaks appear, as on [Stephen H.] Long's manuscript map, and Spanish Peaks appear, as on [Stephen H.] Long's manuscript map, and his expedition's routes are set forth. Just south of the Republican Fork appears the significant legend, 'The Great Desert is frequented by roving bands of Indians who have no fixed places of residence but road from place to place in quest of game.' In fact, in large part this map is Long's map, and is so stated in its title"--Wheat II, p.81. Fielding Lucas, the Baltimore printer, was the principal engraver. Long's map preceded the official account by expedition botanist Edwin James of the expeditions of 1819 and 1820.

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