Engraving with hand-coloring. Engraved by William Kneass. From A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas.No. 17. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 21 1/2". Inventory#: p1095pmat. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Geographical, Historical, and Statistical ...
Publisher: Carey & Lea
Publication Date: 1822
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Philadelphia, 1823. Condition: Very good condition. Fine original hand colored map of New Jersey from the first edition of Carey and Lea's 'A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, being a Guide to the History of North and South America, and the West Indies . to the Year 1822', the best atlas of nineteenth century America. With counties marked, and with major Revolutionary War battle sites marked by (red) flags. With text on two sides and below map, pertaining to topography, climate, lands, towns, government and history. This map, according to History Detectives (Season 6, Episode 4: Lincoln Forgery) was evidently part of an Abraham Lincoln memorabilia scam in which a forger named Harry Sickles worked with Eugene Field II to pass off items in Field's collection as Lincoln items. Sickles and Field managed to convince William P. Brown, the still living coachman of Abraham Lincoln, that they wanted his signature on the verso of their items. Brown's signature, and the notary's signature are genuine; the text referring to the map being given by Mrs. Lincoln to Brown in 1866 was added by the forger. This is the handwritten note on the verso: "This is from the collection of old books, papers, maps, etc presented to her coachman, Wm. P Brown, by Mrs. Lincoln in 1866. (Signed) Wm P Brown. The signatures are genuine. (Signed) Frank E. Thatcher". There is a blue notary stamp, (Muskegon County, Mich. 1933) and a circular blind stamp. Howes C133. Image size: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2" on paper 22 1/4 x 17 1/2". Seller Inventory # 15967
Book Description Philadelphia, 1826. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Map of New Jersey from Carey & Lea's American Atlas, published in 1826. Hand-colored engraving, very good condition. Seller Inventory # 002015
Book Description Carey & Lea, Philadelphia, PA, 1822. Unbound. Condition: Very good+ condition. First Edition. 22.25" (width) x 17.5" (height) printed sheet, with 9.25" x 11.5" hand-colored map near center of sheet (five color). Excellent condition, except for slight browing to center fold, which is offsetting from original glue from reverse hinge. Minor browning to margins of sheet, easily framed out. Two tiny tears at bottom margin not affecting the text or image. An attractive image, suitable for office/library display or gift. Originally bound in an atlas titled "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas, Being A Guide to the History of North and South America, and the West Indies: Exhibiting an Accurate Account of the Discovery, Settlement, and Progress of their Various Kingdoms, States, Provinces, &c. Together with Wars, Celebrated Battles, and Remarkable Events, to the Year 1822. According to the Plan of LeSage's Atlas, and Intended as a Companion to Lavoisne's Improvement of that Celebrated Work." Americana. Book. Seller Inventory # 005199