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Stock# 21444
Description

Nice example of the first edition, second state, of Mathew Carey's map of Massachusetts, published in Carey's American Atlas and General Atlas, beginning in 1795.

Carey's American Atlas was the first atlas published in the United States, compiling a number of excellent maps from indigenous sources in the first compilation of American maps. This map was engraved by J.T. Scott. The map shows hills, streams, county boundaries, main roads, towns and islands. Norfolk County does not appear. This rare early state can be distinguished from later states by the lack of a page number in the upper right corner. Nice margins, which is unusual for this map, which was apparently bound into an oversized example of the atlas. The only significant change from the first edition is the removal of the date (1795). An essential map for Massachusetts Collectors.

Reference
Wheat & Brun 213.