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Auction 147, Lot 228

"The State of New Hampshire. Compiled Chiefly from Actual Surveys", Lewis/Carey

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1794 (dated)

Publication: Carey's American Atlas

Color: Black & White

11.3 x 17.9 inches
28.7 x 45.5 cm
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First edition and first state of this influential map of the state with five counties and great detail of the roads, settlements, mills and taverns. A note on the map states "The White Hills appear many leagues off at sea like white clouds just rising above the horizon." Two of the most influential names in American cartography were Samuel Lewis and Mathew Carey. Samuel Lewis was a celebrated draftsman and cartographer who learned his trade from the prominent English cartographer Aaron Arrowsmith. Engraved by Smither.

References: Cobb (NH) #68; Wheat & Brun #185; Phillips (A) #1362-3.

Condition: B

There are extraneous creases and some short tears and tiny holes that have been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/20/2013