We are pleased to offer this scarce and historically important map of the State of Indiana compiled for a French language edition of the Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas published by Henry Charles Carey. The French language plate is a close copy of the 1822 Carey & Lea map and the extensive commentary more or less a translation of the 1822 text as well. The cartography is by the noted American mapmaker Fielding Lucas, Jr. Lucas's maps and atlases from this period were widely regarded as the finest yet produced in the United States, and it is interesting to note that he was not an employee of Carey and Lea, but an independent cartographer working out of Baltimore whose services the Philadelphia-based publishers hired as a "subcontractor" - a perhaps uniquely American arrangement not followed by European map and atlas publishers of the era. Featuring handsome original hand colour, the map shows a state where the only counties yet established were in the southern part of the state or along the Ohio border with the northern two-thirds of the state largely given over to Delaware, Kickapoo and Miami Indians.
Indianapolis had been named the capital in 1820 and is shown on the map (as "Indianopolis") but when Lucas compiled the map in 1822 the functioning capital remained in Corydon. However the capital did relocate to Indianapolis in January of 1825, the year this map was published. A well-preserved example of a very rare imprint, this map will make a cornerstone addition to any library or collection related to the history of the Hoosier State. The map marks Prophetstown with a flag - a reminder of the genocidal actions of the odious William Henry Harrison who sat by while his troops scalped dead warriors and then ordered his men to burn down the settlement and confiscate all cooking utensils and all food including 5,000 bushels of corn and beans stored by the Shawnees for the winter. Harrison defended this action, intended to cause mass starvation and death, along with complete displacement of natives from Indiana writing Is one of the fairest portions of the globe to remain in a state of nature, the haunt of a few wretched savages, when it seems destined by the Creator to give support to a large population and to be the seat of civilization?
To get a sense of map detail consider that the distance from Corydon to Vincennes as seen below measures just 7 cm actual size. The northern part of the state is largely unknown other than river courses, with vague tentative lakes. Dearborn is shown but Chicago is not, although the Chicago River is indicated as is a "River Styx" emptying into Lake Michigan near the Illinois border.1820 census data, commentary on the principal towns with Vincennes identified as the largest in the state. Condition - Please note carefully: The map is in very good condition as can be ascertained from photos, strong impression with distinct platemark, paper and text clean and bright, original hand colour bright and vivid, centrefold as issued, no text on verso. The sheet exhibits some scattered trivial browning along centrefold with a faint spot near map centre, old repaired separation along centrefold in both top and bottom margins. Welcome and we encourage you to visit our other auctions. Such charges are typically collected by the courier, e. Personal cheques will not be accepted. In response to frequent inquiries, please be advised that the terms. An image printed on a sheet of paper, and that all such items are unconditionally guaranteed to be original and authentic - we never offer reproductions. We conduct our business in accordance with the Code of Ethics. Some to beautify their halls, parlours and chambers...
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