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Stock# m0260
Description

Nice early example of the first edition, second state of Mathew Carey's map of New Jersey, 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 Samuel Lewis. The map provides topographical information and locates counties, the division between East and West Jersey, and many roads and towns. Shipman's Tvn is shown near Phillipsburg, with a road leading from Hiccory Tvn. To Bunnel's Tvn. The map was first adevtised by Carey in 1794, but no separate issues have been located. Snyder notest that the map was an improvement over Faden's map in accuracy, showing counties and roads (Snyder, pp 88-89). The second state can be distinguished by the inclusion of a page no (32) in the upper right corner. Nice margins and no paper flaws, which is unusual for this map, which was apparently bound into an oversized example of the atlas. One minor spot, otherwise a very nice example. An essential map for New Jersey collectors. Wheat & Brun 414