Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1814.
Map. Engraving with outline hand coloring. 17 x 21 inches.
Beautifully engraved map of Germany during the The Confederation of the Rhine. Some stains, toning and offsetting. but otherwise in good condition. Austria is shown as part of the Germany.
Mathew Carey (1760-1839) was an Irish-born American publisher, bookseller, and economist, as well as one the most important figures of early American cartography. Carey was based in Philadelphia, where he apprenticed for Benjamin Franklin before establishing his own book shop and publishing firm. He is credited with publishing the first American atlases, producing some of the best quality maps and most informative depictions of the United States in the early period after it gained independence.