“NORTH CAROLINA” Massachusetts: Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, c. 1838 (dated lower margin). (Image: 11 1/8 x 14 3/8’’). Evidence of browning from previous mat in outer margin.
Very fine & beautifully engraved map with original hand-coloring. Engraved by G. W. Boynton (owner of an engraving company in Boston 1830’s - 40’s). From An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and Adjacent Countries by T. G. Bradford.
Reference Phillips Atlases #1381 & Tar Heel Maps 22-1, illustrated.
This exceptionally handsome map depicts North Carolina with the counties named and in contrasting pastel colors. It is one of the earliest maps to show proposed railroads that were actually built in North Carolina.
Topographical features are shown with various land routes, water routes and Post Offices identified. A very interesting and very scarce view of the region as it existed in the early 19th century.