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Henry Charles Carey

Henry Charles Carey


Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was an American geography publisher and businessman. He was the son of Mathew Carey and carried on the family publishing company in partnership with his brother-in-law, Isaac Lea. Henry worked in his father’s business from a young age. At twelve, he managed a store selling his father’s publications. At fifteen, he was the firm’s financial manager. In 1817, he became a junior partner, which changed the company’s name to Carey & Son.

In 1822, Mathew Carey brought in a new junior partner, Isaac Lea, who had married Henry’s sister, Frances Anne. In the same year, Mathew Carey left the business, with Henry buying out his father’s share. His younger brother briefly joined the business, but left by 1829, when the firm was named Carey & Lea. William A. Blanchard joined the firm in 1833, causing another name change to Carey, Lea & Blanchard. Henry retired in 1835, leaving the firm as Lea & Blanchard.

Henry had outside interests, including political economy. He published Principles of Political Economy in 1837. He also wrote Past, Present, and Future (1848), Principles of Social Science (1858-1860), and The Unity of Law (1872). In the 1850s, he was very active in organizing the nascent Republican Party. He died in 1879.



1

1823 - Map of the Principal Rivers Throughout the World.

  • $14.99

Interesting double-page engraved map of the rivers of the world, representing their comparative lengths (or the lengths as they were then known). The rivers are separated by continent -- American, European, Asiatic, and African. There is virtually no...


2

1823 - Pantography of American History, Or, a Description of the relative situations of respective States and Colonies in America, from its Discovery to the Year 1822.

  • $14.99

Hand-colored antique engraved letterpress chart of time, focused specifically on the Americas. This work traces the history of geographical regions within North and South America from the discovery of Columbus onward to 1822. The chart provides an...


3

1827 - A Complete, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas. . . 1827

  • $24.99

An indispensable American atlas, representing the beginning of the hand-colored commercial atlas business in the United States. Includes Stephen H. Long's seminal map of the American West. Unusually clean and bright throughout. A truly handsome...


4

1822 - Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Connecticut

  • $14.99

Nice example of this early map of the State of Connecticut, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Geographical, Historical and Statistical Atlas of America. The map includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous...


5

1823 - Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Maine

  • $9.99

Nice example of this early map of Maine, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns,...


6

1822 - Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of New Hampshire

  • $14.99

Nice example of this early map of New Hampshire, from Carey & Lea's Atlas. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns, manufacturing,...


7

1822 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Rhode Island

  • $9.99

Rich full-color example, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns, manufacturing, commerce,...


8

1822 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of New York

  • $14.99

Detailed early map of New York, colored by county. A number of western and northern counties not yet formed. Shows towns, roads, rivers, canals, etc. Profile of the Grand Canal.


9

1822 - Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of Delaware

  • $9.99

Rich full color example of this early map of Delaware, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate,...


10

1822 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of The District of Columbia

  • $14.99

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the District of Columbia to appear in a commercial atlas. Includes a detailed plan of Washington DC, Georgetown and Alexandria and a number of roads and rivers in the District. Muds Tavern is shown just outside...


11

1823 - Geographical, Historical and Statistical Map of New Jersey

  • $9.99

Fine old color map of this early map of New Jersey, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate,...


12

1822 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Maryland

  • $14.99

Finely colored example of the first edition of this highly desirable map of Maryland, from Carey & Lea's Atlas. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers,...


13

1822 - Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Florida.

  • $14.99

One of the Earliest Maps of Florida Territory An important early map of the Territory of Florida, published by Carey & Lea. This interesting map, issued in 1822, shows Florida only 3 years after it was acquired by the United States from Spain....


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1823 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Louisiana

  • $14.99

Fine early map of Louisiana, from Carey & Lea's Geographical, Statistical and Historical Atlas. Many parishes still not formed. Size includes text below the map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous...


15

1822 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Kentucky

  • $14.99

One of the best early maps of Kentucky, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Many counties still not formed. Size includes text below map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers,...


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1823 - Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Tennessee

  • $9.99

Old color example of one of the earliest obtainable maps of Tennessee, from the first edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Many counties still not formed. Size includes text below map, which includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the...