Excellent copperplate engraved map of New York issued by a prominent American cartographer.
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This lovely map of New York shows an interesting overview of the state in the first decades of the 19th century. Settlement is concentrated primarily in the east, along the coast and Hudson Rivers, with numerous forts depicted along the outer edges of the state border – though by the time of publication most had become obsolete.
Topography is depicted pictorially, and numerous geographic features are labeled. New York City, which had recently overtaken Philadelphia as the largest city in the United States, is shown simply at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, itself unlabeled.
Published in Philadelphia in 1820 by Benjamin Warner and Matthew Carey, for inclusion in A General Atlas: Being a Collection of Maps of the World and Quarters…
Publication Date: 1820
Author: Matthew Carey
Sheet Width (in): 10.20
Sheet Height (in): 8.40
Condition Description: Two small stains in the center mar an otherwise clean image. Faint old stamps in the lower margin, and a bit of darkening in the lower right from the impression of the plate.
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