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Auction 153, Lot 288

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

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1813 (dated)

Publication: Carey's General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 17.9 inches
28.4 x 45.5 cm

A beautiful 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. Carey was the first major American publisher of maps and atlases, and published the first American atlas in 1795. This map is from the important 1814 edition of the atlas.

References: Cobb (NH) #89; Phillips (A) #1372-7.

Condition: A

A nice impression with wide margins, light printer's ink residue, and two tiny worm tracks, one of which has been professionally infilled. There is a faint crease in the bottom left corner of the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/20/2015