Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800. Forty-nine engraved maps, including twenty-six double-page or folding. "A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States" printed on heavy paper and colored in outline in a contemporary hand. Folio. Expertly bound to style in half russia and contemporary speckled boards, spine gilt, red morocco label. Occasional expert repairs in margins and at folds. Very good. Item #WRCAM33989
A rare edition of Carey's important and early U.S.-produced GENERAL ATLAS. Carey's AMERICAN ATLAS, printed in 1795 with twenty-one maps, was the first atlas printed in America. CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS was first published in 1796 with forty-five maps. Most of the present atlas is devoted to the Americas, with twenty-seven of the forty-nine maps being of the region. Of the twenty-seven, the majority depict the United States and its territories, and incorporate the latest geographical knowledge available by what was to become one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. Two additional important maps not included in the 1796 edition are map 46, "Seven Ranges of Townships...laid out by Congress," and map 47, "Part of the North Western Territory by Samuel Lewis," dated 1796. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS, ATLASES 3535. SABIN 10858.