Map

  • Title:

    DELAWARE/ from the best/ AUTHORITIES.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    William Barker (Engraver)

    Matthew Carey (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1795-1818

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Line engraved, Stipple engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1969.0417 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1969.0417 A

Object Name

Map

Title

DELAWARE/ from the best/ AUTHORITIES.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mrs. Alfred C. Harrison

Creator (Role)

William Barker (Engraver)

Matthew Carey (Publisher)
01/28/1760-09/16/1839

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1795-1818

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Upper left, bottom center in cartouche; W. Barker: sculp. Philad.\a
2. Inscription; Upper left, beneath cartouche; Engraved for Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography improved.

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Line engraved, Stipple engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

17.54 (H) , 14.5 (W) , 16.05 (Image H) , 9 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

44.54 (H) , 36.82 (W) , 16.05 (Image H) , 9 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

OH at right. OW at bottom. Plate H: 16.6 in. (42.1 cm). Plate W: 9.7 in. (24.6 cm). Chain interval: 2.6-2.7cm.

Publisher Summary

Carey, Matthew

Place of Publication

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Watermark

Shield with a fleur-de-lis in crowned shield over the letters "LYG" at top center; countermark of "BICKINGS"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

From Carey's American Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved (Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1795, first ed.). Subsequent editions were published in 1796, 1800, and at frequent intervals until 1818. Needs to be researched if this map appeared in all editions or if can be identified as coming from one in particular.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 302, p. 429.