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Detailed early American map of Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida Keys, published in Baltimore by Fielding Lucas Jr.
The map includes topographical details, roads, and a host of other details.
Fielding Lucas's New & Elegant General Atlas included a number of individual maps of Caribbean Islands and is the largest compilation of such Island maps published in America prior to the American Civil War.
Fielding Lucas, Jr. (1781-1854) was a prominent American cartographer, engraver, artist, and public figure during the first half of the 19th century.
Lucas was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and moved to Philadelphia as a teenager, before settling in Baltimore. There he launched a successful cartographic career. Lucas's first atlas was announced in early- to mid-1812, with production taking place between September 1812 and December of 1813, by which point the engravings were complete. Bound copies of the atlas -- A new and elegant general atlas: Containing maps of each of the United States -- were available early in the next year, beating Carey to market by about two months. Lucas later published A General Atlas Containing Distinct Maps Of all the known Countries in the World in the early 1820s.
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