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Philadelphia, 1800. Folio, 17 x 14 inches. Expertly bound to style in half russia over contemporary speckled paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double gilt fillets, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment. Occasional expert repairs in margins and at folds. Very good. A rare edition of Carey's important and early U.S.- produced GENERAL ATLAS. Carey's AMERICAN ATLAS, printed in 1795 with twenty-one maps, was the first atlas printed in America. CAREY'S GENERAL ATLAS was first published in 1796 with forty-five maps. Most of the present atlas is devoted to the Americas, with twenty-seven of the forty-nine maps being of the region. Of the twenty-seven, the majority concern the United States and its territories, and incorporate the latest geographical knowledge available by what was to become one of the premier mapping firms in the United States. Two additional important maps, not included in the 1796 edition, are map 46, "Seven Ranges of Townships...laid out by Congress," and map 47, "Part of the North Western Territory by Samuel Lewis," dated 1796. Not in Rumsey.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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