“NORTH CAROLINA” Thomas Gamaliel Bradford. Boston: Weeks, Jordan and Co., c. 1838. Rare first edition – rare first issue – with outline color. Reference: Tar Heel Maps #22. (Image: 11 ¼ x 14’’)
Very fine & beautifully engraved map with original outline color. 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.
This detailed map depicts North Carolina with the counties named and in outline color. 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.
The Lighthouse at Ocracoke, Whiteside Mines (Rutherford County) and the University of North Carolina are also shown. A very interesting and very scarce view of the region as it existed in the 1830’s.