Mathew Carey. “The State of New Hampshire.” From American Pocket Atlas. Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1801. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4. Engraving by Seymour. Some faint off-setting. Otherwise, very good condition. Cf. Wheat & Brun: 197.
A map of New Hampshire from Carey’s American Pocket Atlas. This is the second state of one of the very early American maps of New Hampshire; the first state was issued by Mathew Carey in 1796. Unlike many other cartographers of the day, Carey updated his maps in subsequent versions, and this 1801 example from the Pocket Atlas is a good example of this. In 1796 either Carey did not have information on the roads, or he thought it not important. However, by 1801, this had changed and Carey added clear delineations of the roads in the state. He also depicted other new information, including additional hills, lakes, and counties.