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 11832x8166 px
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 15.3088MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Baltimore
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Printing at 72 dpi 
  164.33 х 113.42
Printing at 150 dpi 
 78.88 х 54.44
Printing at 300 dpi 
 39.44 х 27.22

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Massachusetts

Striking example of Fielding Lucas' fine early map of Massachusetts, perhaps the rarest atlas map of the state from this period.

Lucas' maps are printed on a higher quality paper than contemporary maps by Carey & Lea and demonstrate a superior engraving quality and more attractive coloring style. T

he state is handc olored by counties, showing towns, rivers, roads, and other places of interest. Lucas' maps are highly desireable and scarce on the market.

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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15.3088MiB
Number of pages:
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Place:
Baltimore
Author:
Fielding Lucas Jr..
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