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Connecticut. Carey, Mathew, 1796

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Full Title: Connecticut From the best Authorities. Delineated & Engraved by A. Doolittle N. Haven. Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved.

Author: Carey, Mathew

Date: 1796

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Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: Carey, Mathew

Date: 1796

Short Title: Connecticut.

Publisher: Phila: Mathew Carey

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 31

Object Width cm: 37

Scale 1: 475,200

Note: Uncolored.

Reference: P683-30.

State / Province: Connecticut

Full Title: Connecticut From the best Authorities. Delineated & Engraved by A. Doolittle N. Haven. Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved.

List No: 2862.030

Series No: 32

Engraver or Printer: Doolittle, Amos

Published In: Carey's General Atlas ... Philadelphia: Published By Mathew Carey. May 1, 1796.

Publication Author: Carey, Mathew

Publication Date: 1796

Publication Reference: P683.

Publication Note: This was the first General Atlas published in the United States. It has the same maps as Carey's Guthrie Atlas, and adds a large map of the United States by Samuel Lewis, which is an imposing and important map, lacking in most copies. The Lewis map of the United States appears here for the first time. Even though the contents page of Carey's Guthrie Atlas calls for a map of the United States, it is not found in any copies that we know of. Karpinski (CXIV) incorrectly says this map appeared in the American Atlas of 1795. These maps are not folded horizontally, as are the 1795 Guthrie maps, and the Map of France has a 1798 engraving credit that does not appear on the Guthrie 1795 issue. This copy also contains a map not belonging to this atlas, glued inside the back cover, entitled "Chart of the Atlantic Ocean" published by Edmund M. Blunt, Newburyport in 1802. Atlas is bound in quarter leather, brown and black patterned paper covered boards.

Publication List No: 2862.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 45

Publication Height cm: 43

Publication Width cm: 28

Image No: 2862030

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