Auction 116, Lot 194

"Missouri Territory formerly Louisiana", Carey, Mathew

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1814 (published)

Publication: American Pocket Atlas

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 7.3 inches
14 x 18.5 cm

This is one of the earliest printed maps of the Missouri Territory, which was organized in 1812. The map was engraved by John Bower. It provides a fascinating comparison with Carey's larger map of the same title that was published in his General Atlas in 1814, and was also engraved by Bower. While the maps cover the same region, they present entirely different topography, particularly of the mountain ranges and river systems.

References: Phillips (A) #1370-20A.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/20/2006