Amos Doolittle. "Vermont From Actual Survey".
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1814. 14 1/2 x 12. Engraving by A. Doolittle. Some printers wrinkles. Very good condition.Two of the most important figures in early American cartography are represented in this lovely map of Vermont: Amos Doolittle and Mathew Carey. Published just after the War of 1812, this map is from Carey's Atlas which represented the best American cartographic work of the period. Carey, an Irish immigrant, established the first specialized cartographic publishing firm. He set up an elaborate system of craftsmen for engraving, printing, coloring and distributing his maps, and so was important not only for the excellent maps he produced, but also for his setting the pattern for early American map publishing. Amos Doolittle was a New Hampshire cartographer and engraver, who produced many of the best early maps of New England. The map shows the development of the state at the time, broken into counties and townships. The major towns, Dartmouth College, the Green Mountains and the fairly extensive road system are all indicated. The decorative appeal of the map is enhanced by the title cartouche, which includes pine trees and rush water. This is an excellent item of Vermont interest.