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North Carolina from the Latest Surveys…

Lewis, Samuel __Cartographer ||Charles, William __Engraver
Place Made:
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United States of America
Date Made:
ink on paper
HOA 15; WOA 22 1/2
Accession Number:
Map of North Carolina with the western edge of the state relegated to an inset to fit on a single copper plate. Though William Charles is not identified as the engraver on this map, his name is present on the first plate of this map. Charles is best known for his political cartoons.

DESCRIPTION: Copperplate engraving; tinted with watercolor; inset shows “Western Part of NORTH CAROLINA on the same scale”. Framed in reproduction gold-painted frame.

REFERENCE: Lester, An Unrecorded Map of North Carolina,

Issued as part of Mathew Carey’s “General Atlas” published in Philadelphia in 1814.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection