NOTE: The information provided here is supplementary to “Reflecting on the Price-Strother Map of North Carolina: An Uncommon Exercise for an Uncommon Map”, the history of this magnificent map published in the Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts.
There are four NC Map Blog supplements to the MESDA article:
Jonathan Price’s debt to the State transferred to the
University of North Carolina Board of Trustees and
Price’s stirring letter to the Trustees.
(If you don’t read anything else, at the very least, skip to the end and read Price’s letter.)
Contemporary letters referencing the Price-Strother map
Aaron Burr was most renowned for being Vice President during Jefferson’s first term, and while in that office, killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Continue reading
Contemporary reviews and advertisements for
the Price-Strother map of North Carolina
The earliest review located thus far was published in The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review in April 1808. Was it an original review, or was it a reprint of an earlier review? Continue reading
General Assembly Petitions, Committee Reports, and Resolutions Pertaining to the 1808 Price-Strother map of North Carolina: 1790-1799.
These records, listed chronologically, were obtained from manuscript documents in the North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC, and from published journals of the House and Senate. Continue reading
We’ll return to the Map Wars series in a few weeks. In the meantime, please enjoy this tidbit. Fielding Lucas, Jr., was one of the great American map publishers of the early 19th century. Not only did he compile and publish his own atlases, he also drew maps for other publishers. One example of the latter is a Geographical, Historical, And Statistical Map Of North Carolina, published in 1822-1827 atlases by Carey & Lea, shown here…
In 1847, the North Carolina legislature approved the incorporation of the Caldwell and Ashe Turnpike. The purpose of this thoroughfare was to facilitate trade between western Virginia, Tennessee, and even Kentucky with North Carolina via a route through what is now Watauga and Caldwell counties.This scenic toll road connected Johnson City, TN, with Lenoir, North Carolina, the latter now home to a Google data center. The Caldwell and Ashe Turnpike was completed within a few years and persists today on our State highway map as U.S. Highway 321. What did it look like on the great North Carolina wall maps of the 1850s? Continue reading