Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 384

"Rhode Island", Carey, Mathew

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1801 (published)

Publication: Carey's American Pocket Atlas

Color: Black & White

6 x 7.6 inches
15.2 x 19.3 cm

This fascinating and early look at the state details roads, bridges, ferries, villages and cities. Providence is shown in a block plan. This is the second edition that includes numerous double lines indicating wagon roads. A portion of Block Island is shown at bottom. Longitude is given from London and Philadelphia. Printed by H. Sweitzer and engraved by W. Barker. From the scarce American Pocket Atlas with a facsimile of the title page.

References: Wheat & Brun 623.

Condition: B

Trace of surface soil, small area of pink stain, short marginal tear at top, closed on verso. Mounted in archival mat board and correctly hinged. Tastefully double matted in cream with a forest green undermat - ready for framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007