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Lot 39

Carey & Lea Pocket Map of U.S. extending to the Rockies ca. 1823

39. [MAP]. CAREY, H. C. & I. LEA. United States of America. [Philadelphia, ca. 1823]. Copper-engraved map on onionskin, contemporary outline color on boundaries, folded into stiff leather covers with Carey & Lea printed ad on front pastedown and Carey & Lea Phila gilt-lettered on upper cover. Neat line to neat line: 42 x 53 cm; 16-1/2 x 20-7/8 inches. A few small voids at folds and a few foxmarks, otherwise fine, desirable in the original Carey & Lea pocket folder.

     This little pocket map appears to be in the family of Carey & Lea maps of the United States that appeared in their 1822 American Atlas. The map extends into the Rockies to Lake Timpanogas, encompassing New Mexico, Mexico (South to Guadalajara), and all of present day Texas. See Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West 352, listing a similar map, but with a reference to Lewis and Clark in the Gulf of Mexico, not found in this pocket map version. An expanding Young Republic includes Missouri, admitted in 1821, but Arkansas, admitted in 1836, is still a territory. The Louisiana Purchase, Texas, and New Mexico are indicated in outline. ($300-600)

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