Engraving with original hand-color. From Complete Historical, Chronological and Geographical American Atlas. No. 43. Drawn by E. Lucas. Engraved by William Kneass. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 21 3/4". Inventory#: p1389pmat. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Geographical, Statistical, and Historical ...
Publisher: Carey & Lea
Publication Date: 1822
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Philadelphia, 1823. Condition: Very good condition. Fine original hand colored map of the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, from the first edition of Carey and Lea's 'A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, being a Guide to the History of North and South America, and the West Indies . to the Year 1822', the best atlas of nineteenth century America. With the English, Danish and Spanish possessions indicated by color; with a very dramatic delineation of the mountains and coast line of 'Porto Rico'. A very vibrant, strong impression. With text below map and at both sides, pertaining to topography, climate, lands, towns, roads and canals, education, government and history. This map, according to History Detectives (Season 6, Episode 4: Lincoln Forgery) was evidently part of an Abraham Lincoln memorabilia scam in which a forger named Harry Sickles worked with Eugene Field II to pass off items in Field's collection as Lincoln items. Sickles and Field managed to convince William P. Brown, the still living coachman of Abraham Lincoln, that they wanted his signature on the verso of their items. Brown's signature, and the notary's signature are genuine; the text referring to the map being given by Mrs. Lincoln to Brown in 1866 was added by the forger. This is the handwritten note on the verso: "This is from the collection of old books, papers, maps, etc presented to her coachman, Wm. P Brown, by Mrs. Lincoln in 1866. (Signed) Wm P Brown. The signatures are genuine. (Signed) Frank E. Thatcher". There is a blue notary stamp, (Muskegon County, Mich. 1933) and a circular blind stamp. Howe's C133. Image size: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2" on paper 22 1/4 x 17 1/2". Seller Inventory # 15982
Book Description Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, 1822. unbound. J. Finlayson (illustrator). Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 15"x 14.5", image plus text measures 16.5" x 20.5". Beautiful map of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on a large scale. An explanation of colonial activity is provided as well as the publisher's signature text surround pertaining to history, climate and culture. The map was printed in Carey & Lea's "Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas". Very good condition with no chips or tears or foxing. The Philadelphia-based firm of Carey & Lea of Philadelphia was one of the most important publishers in the early 19th-century United States. Run by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) and Isaac Lea (1792-1886), the company worked with both books and maps, specializing particularly in political commentary. Seller Inventory # 249021