6118. Rare map of Southern United States 1824

Object description
RARE MAP OF SOUTHERN UNITED STATES - MELISH, JOHN - KLINCKOWSTRÖM, AXEL LEONARD. Southern Section of the United States including Florida &c. 1824.
Lithograph map with text cartouche, c. 400x505 mm. Some repaired tears to lower part affecting the cartouche. With some Swedish text about the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic.

A rarely seen map from the Swedish atlas produced by A. L. Klinckowstrom, based on John Melish's map of 1816. From Klinckowströms work "Bref om de Förenta Staterna författade under en resa till Amerika, åren 1818, 1819, 1820", Stockholm 1824.
The area shown covers the Southern part of the United State from the Missouri Territory, including most of Virginia and the southern tips of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The Bahama Islands are detailed, with one of the islands noted as the Center of the World. It notes the Gulf Stream, roads, forts, and settlements in Missouri Territory. The populations of the states, territories and the Bahama islands are noted in an inset at the lower left.

John Melish (1771-1822), Scots traveller, cartographer and publisher. In Philadelphia from 1811. (Tooley.)