Joseph Meyer. "Neueste Karte von Nord Carolina...1845."
Hildburghhausen: J. Meyer, 1846. 11 1/2 x 14 5/8. Engraving. Original outline hand color. Full margins. Very good condition.
An unusual map of Tennessee from J. Meyer's Handatlas. The maps from this atlas are based on Henry Tanner's maps which were issued a few years before. Tanner's maps focused on the transportation network of the states depicted, including roads, railroads, and canals, and the Meyer derivatives follow them in this emphasis. The topographical information is nicely presented, showing towns, rivers, political boundaries, etc. Included in this map of North Carolina are insets of the areas around New Berne and the Gold Region. The Tanner maps were later acquired by S. Augustus Mitchell, and then Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., all issued in Philadelphia. The Meyer versions, issued in Germany, extended the influence of these excellent maps throughout Europe.