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Stock# 39061
Description

Nice example of the Mathew Carey's map of Connecticut, engraved by Amos Doolittle and published in Carey's General Atlas in 1796.

Carey's General Atlas was one of the first atlases 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 Amos Doolittle in New Haven and bears his name, on a scale of 7.5 miles to one inch. The towns and township lines are based on William Blodget's seminal map of 1791, but the coastal and river information derives from other sources. This second edition of the map (offered here) can be distinguished from the exceptionally rare separately issued first state by the addition of 3 trees east of the Hudson River in Greenwich County, near the disputed oblong portion of the the western border with New York.

An essential map for Connecticut collectors.

Amos Doolittle was a famous and prolific Connecticut engrave whose work appeared for nearly 40 years and is highly collected.

Reference
Wheat & Brun 284; Thompson 36.