Auction 173, Lot 140

"The State of Maryland, from the Best Authorities", Lewis/Carey

Subject: Maryland

Period: 1802 (circa)

Publication: Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved

Color: Black & White

16.3 x 11 inches
41.4 x 27.9 cm

Second edition of the first American-produced atlas map of Maryland. Details include towns and villages, roads, and watershed of the state. The city of Washington is shown by a block plan with Georgetown. The western boundary line extends north along the course of the Potomac. Inset at left: "Continuation of the Potowmac River, from Fort Cumberland." The distance scale is in "American Miles." Engraved by William Barker who worked on other maps in Carey's American Atlas, where this map also appeared.

References: Wheat & Brun #511.

Condition: A

An excellent impression on a bright sheet with minor toning along the edges of the sheet. Framed with archival materials. Not examined outside of frame - sold as is and not subject to return.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 6/5/2019