Auction 136, Lot 355

"A Correct Map of Virginia", Carey, Mathew

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1814 (published)

Publication: General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 12.8 inches
49 x 32.5 cm

Early nineteenth century map of the state of Virginia colorfully delineated into counties. There is good detail of topography, settlements and roads. The western part of the state is relatively unsettled. A few counties, such as Albemarle, are not labeled. Carey's General Atlas of 1814 was the first atlas made in the United States to employ hand coloring as a standard on the maps.


Condition: A

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/1/2011