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Stock# 22046

Nice early example of the first edition, first state of Mathew Carey's map of New York, published in Carey's American Atlas.

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 William Harrison Jr. It shows New York with its Western boundary after the 1786 adjustment with Pennsylvania. The map shows a remarkable amount of detail, including Indian reservations, landowners names, towns, counties, rivers, mountains, roads and a host of other details.

The first state can be distinguished from the second state of the map (1800) by the addition of the #31 in the upper right corner of the second state of the map.

Condition Description
Old fold splits and tears repaired on verso.
Wheat & Brun 362.