"Delaware", Carey, Mathew
Period: 1814 (circa)
Publication: American Pocket Atlas
Color: Black & White
7.8 x 5.8 inches
19.8 x 14.7 cm
Mathew Carey was a seminal figure in early American publishing; establishing the first publishing firm to specialize in cartography and issuing the first atlas devoted exclusively to American maps. He set up an elaborate cottage system of craftsmen for compiling, engraving, printing, and coloring maps. This practice was emulated by later American cartographic publishers such as John Melish and Henry S. Tanner. The American Atlas concept was also adopted by other publishers in both the United States and Europe.
This is a well engraved copper plate map that details towns and villages, watershed, topography, and the extensive wagon road system of the day. The pocket atlas edition does not show counties. Longitude is shown from London and Philadelphia. Engraved by A. Doolittle of Newhaven.
A little centerfold toning and a few light spots or offsetting. Close margins, as issued.