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Mathew Carey

Mathew Carey


Carey & Son refers to the period when Mathew Carey (1760-1839) ran his publishing business with his son, Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879). Mathew began the business in the 1790s and published several important atlases, including the earliest general atlas of the United States, the American Atlas. Henry entered the firm as a junior partner in 1817 and worked alongside his father until 1822, when his father retired and Henry bought out his father’s shares. They also brought in Isaac Lea (1792-1886) as a junior partner; Lea had recently married Henry’s sister. From then, the firm was known as Carey & Lea.



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1795 - Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, from the best Authorities

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Scarce 18th-century American map of Scandinavia, from Mathew Carey's General Atlas. Engraved by Samuel Hill in Boston.


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1796 - Carey's General Atlas

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First Edition of the Second World Atlas Published in America. A landmark atlas from the American school of mapmaking. Carey's General Atlas is the second edition of Carey's 1795 General Atlas For Carey's Edition Of Guthrie's Geography, which was the...


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1817 - Carey's General Atlas

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Rare Edition in Handsome Original Outline Hand-Color. A beautiful example of this very rare edition of Carey's General Atlas, published in Philadelphia in 1817, one year before the final edition of 1818. This is the 58-map version of the atlas; there...


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1814 - Map of the United States of America

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Nice example of Mathew Carey's map of the United States, which first appeared in his 1814 General Atlas, published in Philadelphia. The map reflects a fascinating period in the geo-political evolution of the U.S. Mississippi Territory still appears,...


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1814 - Connecticut From the best Authorities

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Inscribed to a Top Student! Nice example of the Mathew Carey's map of Connecticut, engraved by Amos Doolittle, which first appeared the 1795 edition of Carey's American Atlas. Carey's American Atlas was the first atlas published in the United States,...


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1814 - The State of Massachusetts

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Matthew Carey's double-page engraved map of Massachusetts, from Carey's General Atlas. The map is hand colored by counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, mountains, roads, islands, bays, shoals, and a host of other details. Carey published the first...


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1814 - The State of Rhode-Island compiled from the Surveys and Observations of Caleb Harris by Harding Harris

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Important early map of Rhode Island, from Carey's American Atlas, one of the earliest separate maps of Rhode Island printed in the US. Includes towns, travel routes, topographical detail and waterways shown. Carey published his American Atlas in 1795,...


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1814 - The State of New Jersey Compiled from the Most Authentic Information

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Fine Early Map of the State of New Jersey Nice example of Mathew Carey's map of New Jersey, first published in Carey's General Atlas in 1814. The map is exceptionally detailed for the period, being one of the earliest maps to show in detail the road...


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1814 - New Jersey

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Nice example of Mathew Carey's map of New Jersey. A highly detailed map, which includes towns, roads, rivers, mountains, and many other details.


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1814 - Maryland

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Antique Map of Maryland from the Early 19th Century Nice example of Carey's map of Maryland, one of the best large format maps of the state to appear in a Commercial Atlas. The map is attractively hand-colored by counties and shows, towns, roads,...


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1814 - Maryland

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Nice example of Carey's map of Maryland. A highly detailed map, which includes towns, roads, rivers, mountains, and many other details.


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1814 - Delaware from the Best Authorities…

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Including Extensive Early Pencil Annotations Annotated example of Matthew Carey's map of the State of Delaware, from the scarce 1816 edition of Carey's General Atlas. The map shows counties, early roads, towns and other details. One of the earliest...


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1814 - Delaware

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Nice example of Matthew Carey's early map of Delaware. A highly detailed map, which includes towns, roads, rivers and many other details.


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1814 - Mississippi Territory

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The earliest obtainable large map of Mississippi Territory Fine example of this important early map of Mississippi Territory, from the 1814 edition of Matthew Carey's General Atlas. The map pre-dates the creation of Alabama Territory, extending from...


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1814 - Louisiana

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Louisiana on the Eve of the Battle of New Orleans A fine example of Mathew Carey's map of Louisiana, one of the earliest large format maps of the state to appear in a commercial atlas. Includes roads, towns, rivers, lakes, and a host of other...


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1805 - Georgia

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Nice example of Carey's map of Georgia, prior to the creation of Mississippi Territory. A highly detailed map, which includes towns, roads, rivers, mountains, and many other details.