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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Carey, Mathew
Date:
1796
Short Title:
China divided into it's Great Provinces.
Publisher:
Mathew Carey
Philadelphia
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
34
Obj Width cm:
36
Scale 1:
12,672,000
Note:
Uncolored.
Reference:
P683-20.
Country:
China
Full Title:
China divided into it's Great Provinces According to the best Authorities. B. Tanner Sc. N. York. Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved.
List No:
2862.020
Series No:
22
Engraver or Printer:
Tanner, Benjamin, 1775-1848
Publication Author:
Carey, Mathew
Pub Date:
1796
Pub Title:
Carey's General Atlas ... Philadelphia: Published By Mathew Carey. May 1, 1796.
Pub Reference:
P683.
Pub Note:
This was the first General Atlas published in the United States. It has the same maps as Carey's Guthrie Atlas, and adds a large map of the United States by Samuel Lewis, which is an imposing and important map, lacking in most copies. The Lewis map of the United States appears here for the first time. Even though the contents page of Carey's Guthrie Atlas calls for a map of the United States, it is not found in any copies that we know of. Karpinski (CXIV) incorrectly says this map appeared in the American Atlas of 1795. These maps are not folded horizontally, as are the 1795 Guthrie maps, and the Map of France has a 1798 engraving credit that does not appear on the Guthrie 1795 issue. This copy also contains a map not belonging to this atlas, glued inside the back cover, entitled "Chart of the Atlantic Ocean" published by Edmund M. Blunt, Newburyport in 1802. Atlas is bound in quarter leather, brown and black patterned paper covered boards.
Pub List No:
2862.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
45
Pub Height cm:
43
Pub Width cm:
28
Image No:
2862020
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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