Massachusetts c.1799 Samuel Lewis M. Carey American Atlas folio map W & B #213
Massachusetts c.1799 Samuel Lewis M. Carey American Atlas folio map W & B #213 Massachusetts c.1799 Samuel Lewis M. Carey American Atlas folio map W & B #213 Massachusetts c.1799 Samuel Lewis M. Carey American Atlas folio map W & B #213
$ 225.00

The State of Massachusetts, Compiled from the Best Authorities by Samuel Lewis.

(North America / United States / Massachusetts).

Issued 1799-800, Philad. by Matthew Carey. Across top center, above neat line is "Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthries Geography Improved. [engraved] by J.T. Scoll.

Fine turn of the 18th/ 19th century engraved map. Folio sheet, scarce map giving longitude from Philadelphia and using "American Miles" for distance scale.

Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, some typical offsetting, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 2" clean split at bottom centerfold closed on reverse with archival tape.

Sheet measures c. 17 1/4"H x 22"W.

Engraved area measures c. 14 1/4"H x 18 3/4"W.

Cartographic Reference(s):

Wheat & Brun, Maps Publ. in America Before 1800, 213 (noting how this map appeared within Carey's General Atlas of Sept., 1800, which is seemingly not in Phillips, LOC.

Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 159, et. al.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1.

Phillips, Atlases in Library of Congress, 1213, 1362, et. al.

[R19300].