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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Carey, Mathew; Lewis, Samuel
Date:
1795
Short Title:
State of Massachusetts.
Publisher:
Mathew Carey
Philadelphia
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
37
Obj Width cm:
48
Scale 1:
696,960
Note:
Uncolored.
Reference:
P1172-5.
State/Province:
Massachusetts
Full Title:
The State of Massachusetts, Compiled from the best Authorities By Samuel Lewis. (above neat line) Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthries Geography improved by J.T. Scott.
List No:
2542.005
Series No:
7
Engraver or Printer:
Scott, Joseph T.
Publication Author:
Carey, Mathew
Pub Date:
1795
Pub Title:
Carey's American Atlas: Containing Twenty Maps And One Chart ... Philadelphia: Engraved For, And Published By, Mathew Carey, No. 118, Market Street. M.DCC.XCV. [Price, Plain, Five Dollars-Coloured, Six Dollars.]
Pub Reference:
P1172; Walsh p33; NMM 480; Howes C135.
Pub Note:
First atlas of America printed in America. First edition. These maps were also published in Carey's American edition of Guthrie's Geography (1795) and most of the maps say "engraved for Carey's American edition of Guthrie's Geography improved." The maps were again used for the 1796 edition of Carey's General Atlas, unchanged except for the Tennessee map, which is titled "Tennassee State" instead of "Tennassee Government" which is the title in both the American Atlas and the Guthrie Atlas -see Wheat and Brun, and has several counties delineated in the eastern part of the state which do not show in the 1795 edition of the map. NMM 480 (American Atlas) has "Tennassee State" indicating that Carey was not consistent. This atlas was the model for John Reid's American Atlas of 1796. This copy's maps have very strong impressions. Rebound quarter leather, marbled paper covered boards.
Pub List No:
2542.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
21
Pub Height cm:
37
Pub Width cm:
24
Image No:
2542005
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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