Mathew Carey printed the first American edition of the popular geography text, commonly known as Guthrie's Geography, as a two-volume set accompanied by an atlas. Carey made changes in his American edition and George Washington allowed Carey the use of his personal map collection to aid him in drawing new maps. Washington also supported the endeavor by subscribing to the publication. This volume details precisely where Mount Vernon is situated and includes a lengthy description of spacious gardens, a mansion house with a superb banqueting room, lofty portico, and outbuildings with resemblance to a rural village.

For George Washington's other volume from this set, see W-1233/A.
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Date

1795


People


Geography

  • Published - United States

Material/Technique

Leather, gilt, marbleized paper, ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 10 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (27.31 cm x 22.23 cm x 5.4 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1942


Signed

Title page, top left corner, in brown ink: Go:Washington


Object Number

W-1233/B


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