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								Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Rhode Island by  Isaac  Henry and Lea
	 - 1823
		 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints (SKU: 15974)

Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Rhode Island

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Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Rhode Island

by [Rhode Island] Carey, Henry and Lea, Isaac

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Philadelphia, 1823. Very good condition. Fine original hand colored map of Rhode Island 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. By the 1820's Rhode Island was one of the most industrialized states; the text notes that there were more than 90 cotton mills established. Brown University is noted under 'Education': [It] is one of the most flourishing and respectable literary institutions ... in 1819 there were 126 students." With text below map and at both sides, pertaining to topography, climate, lands, towns, roads and canals, education, 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. Howe's C133. Image size: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2" on paper 22 1/4 x 17 1/2"

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Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
15974
Title
Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Rhode Island
Author
[Rhode Island] Carey, Henry and Lea, Isaac
Book condition
Used - Very good condition
Quantity available
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Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date Published
1823
Bookseller catalogs
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