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This map shows the east coast from Nova Scotia to a cut off Florida which is shown in an inset, and west to the Mississippi. There is an English library listing for: The Edinburgh School Atlas : containing distinct maps of the several empires, kingdoms and states, in the world, from original drawings, made & engraved, expressly for this work by N. It appears to have been bound along the top edge, or left edge going by the page number. In 1819 construction came to a halt due to a financial panic. This map is from A General Atlas of All the Known Countries of the World, published by F. Thomson published until the 1860s while Hewitt was active circa 1812-28 per library listings. Edinburgh : John Thomson & Co., [ca.1820]; and this would seem the most likely source for this map. By 1818 coaches were running between Washington and Wheeling. Lucas first published an atlas circa 1816 per Lister. Published May 1st, 1820, By Sherwood, Neely & Jones, No.
It shows the region from Maine to Florida and west to the Mississippi; all of Florida is included, and not cut off as in English maps which might indicate (along with the longitude marking) that it is really based on a French map. Because of large margins (~18 x 13 inches total), this printing may be separate and never cut for an atlas.
The census date of 1820 is on the map in text along the bottom. Other editions of this atlas appeared in 1823, 1827 (Lister). The first edition appeared in 1816, but the 1822 edition had 12 regional maps including this one.
This is one of the earliest maps of the old National Road across southwestern Pennsylvania. Alexandria, Washington, Union(town) in heavier type. The map is printed on very thin paper, originally folded, and from A Geographical Description of the United States, with the Contiguous British and Spanish Possessions, by John Melish, Philadelphia 1822. The maps are almost too crude to be used and pilots relied upon the written instructions. The appendix on Lewis and Clark was first included in the 1808 edition.
Only one county was created in this decade, Perry County in 1820 with the county seat at New Bloomfield. The dating of this map is uncertain, though it likely dates circa 1819-22.
There is a large "Arkansa" Territory with 'Little Rock or Arkopolis'; Michigan is named only on the lower peninsula; Illinois (1818) and Florida and Louisiana (1819-21) have modern boundaries.
Smith London 1820; listings for this atlas range from 1808 to 1822.