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“Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Map Of Georgia.” Drawn by F. Lucas, Jr. Engrd. by J. Yeager. A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, . . . To The Year 1822 . . . T. H. Palmer, Printer. Published by H. C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadephia, 1822.

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“Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Map Of Georgia.” Drawn by F. Lucas, Jr. Engrd. by J. Yeager. A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, . . . To The Year 1822 . . . T. H. Palmer, Printer. Published by H. C. Carey & I. Lea, Philadephia, 1822.

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This was the first American atlas modeled on that of Le Sage’s volume published in Florence, Italy (1806) that focused on European countries and world history. C. V. Lavoisne later produced similar volumes in London. Carey and Lea extended this concept to the U.S. states and the countries of Latin America. Fielding Lucas drew this and several other maps in this volume. He published his own American Atlas in 1822 that only included the maps without the text material.

The Georgia data appears to be based on the 1820 census and includes statistics and information about population, climate, education, history, government, etc. The entry on religion simply reads: “The baptists and methodists are by far the most numerous religious denominations. There are but few settled minister in the state.” As this 1822 maps shows, the Cherokees still retained their land in the northwest corner of Georgia, while the Lower
Creeks owned a strip of tribal property between the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers. Both groups lost their land during the two ensuing decades.

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1822

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