''RHODE ISLAND'' Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr., c. 1823 from A General Atlas…Fine engraved map with exceptional original hand-coloring. A scarce map in excellent condition! (Ref: Phillips #742; Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 267).(Image: 11 3.8 x 8 5.8’’)
This beautifully detailed historical map shows Rhode Island with its four counties named and in contrasting colors. Topographical features are shown, and major cities, towns, waterways, and land routes are identified.
Lucas was a prominent citizen of Baltimore best remembered for his important role in early American cartography. He established his own business in Baltimore in 1810 where he gained a reputation for consistently producing high quality maps - becoming one of the most important early American cartographers.