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Stock# 3729
Description

Important early map of Rhode Island, from Carey's General Atlas, one of the first to employ standard color on maps.

Counties outlined in hand color. Some towns, travel routes, topographical detail, and waterways shown.

Carey published his American Atlas in 1795, which became the first folio atlas published in America. He issued later General Atlases in 1796 and after. In 1814, he became the first American publisher to offer hand coloring.