Carey’s general atlas
by Mathew Carey (Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1814)
Information on this publication from the David Rumsey Historical Map
Short Title: Map of Ireland.
Publisher: Philadelphia: Mathew Carey
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 36
Obj Width cm: 30
Note: Outline by region with counties numbered according
Reference: P722, 1372.
Full Title: A Map of Ireland According to the best Authorities.
List No: 4577.042
Page No: 42
Series No: 46
Publication Author: Carey, Mathew
Pub Date: 1814
Pub Title: Carey's General Atlas, Improved And Enlarged;
Being A Collection Of Maps Of The World And Quarters, Their Principal
Empires, Kingdoms, &c. ... Philadelphia: Published By M. Carey. 1814.
T.S. Manning, Printer, N.W. Corner of Sixth & Chestnut Streets.
Pub Reference: P722, 1372.
Pub Note: The first atlas made in the United States to
employ standard color on the maps; while the Carey 1795 American Atlas
and the Carey 1811 General Atlas list color as an option on the title
page, we have never seen any copies of a pre 1814 Carey atlas with original
color - they may exist, but would be rare - color was first employed as
standard in this 1814 edition - all copies that we have seen have been
colored. This edition is almost entirely new, with most of the maps reengraved.
The 1804 edition before this was essentially the same as the 1795 first
edition. The preface is dated March 17th, 1814. This edition should probably
be called the second edition even though Carey does not label it as such,
because Carey calls the 1818 edition the third edition. The Map of the
United States is an updated copy of the U.S. map engraved by Henry Tanner
that appeared in the first edition of Melish's Travels In the United States,
published in 1812. This issue is late 1814. See our early 1814 for differences.
Bound in quarter leather, brown paper covered boards.
Pub List No: 4577.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 58
Pub Height cm: 43
Pub Width cm: 30
Image No: 4577042
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 1998