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Matthew Carey Atlas Minimus Philadelphia 1798

Matthew Carey’s Philadelphia edition of the Atlas Minimus

 A scarce and charming miniature atlas of the world published by Mathew Carey in Philadelphia in 1798. The small (“pocket”) format, and presumably its corresponding affordability, suggest both the increasing mobility of Americans and a growing thirst for geographical knowledge among the middle classes. Carey’s work is based closely on the atlas of the same […]

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[Engraved copper plate ] The Dresses, of the High Priests. [Prob. Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, ca. 1817.]

Engraved copper plate executed for Mathew Carey

A rare American line- and stipple-engraved copper plate depicting the High Priest of Israel, likely produced for an 1817 Mathew Carey edition of The Holy Bible. NB: The plate itself is difficult to photograph, and the main image accompanying this listing is of a modern impression pulled from the plate. The engraving is divided into […]

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Samuel Lewis’ landmark map of the Northwest Territory

A landmark map of the United States territory north and west of the Ohio River, with much valuable detail on the progress of Federal land sales, the extension of national boundaries at the expense of the native peoples, and accelerating settlement on the frontier.  Background After independence the public lands north and west of the […]

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Engraved copper printing plate, probably executed for Mathew Carey

An early American copper printing plate, probably made for publisher Mathew Carey ca. 1815. Images are rendered in engraving and etching on both sides, the recto probably by Joseph Yeager and the verso by an unidentified engraver. NB: The plate itself is difficult to photograph, and the images accompanying this listing are recent impressions taken […]

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1799 D[aniel] F[riedrich] Sotzmann and Christoph Ebeling

The Ebeling – Sotzmann map of New York State

By far the finest 18th–century map of New York State, compiled by Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann and Christoph Ebeling, two German geographers who never visited America. This remarkable map depicts New York in its entirety as well as border areas of Canada, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  The topographic detail is fairly strong for a map […]

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