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Stock# m0201
Description

Nice early example of the first edition, second state of Mathew Carey's map of New York, published in Carey's American Atlas and General Atlas in 1800. 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. This second state of the map can be distinguished from the first state by the addition of the #31 in the upper right corner. The 1800 edition of Carey's Atlas is one of the rarest editions extent. Nice margins and no paper flaws, which is unusual for this map, which was apparently bound into an oversized example of the atlas. An essential map for New York collectors. Wheat & Brun 362.