This first edition of Joseph Scott’s United States Gazetteer was printed in Philadelphia in 1795, and contains “an authentic description of the several states their situation, extent, boundaries, soil, produce, climate, population, trade and manufactures. Together with the extent, boundaries and population of their respective counties. Also, an exact account of the cities, towns, harbours, rivers, bays, lakes, mountains, &c. Illustrated with nineteen maps.”
The book includes 19 engraved folding maps, including Kentucky which became a state in 1792. This gazetteer, along with the maps in Carey’s American Atlas published in the same year, represent a significant step forward in America cartography. Along with the maps, Scott’s work offers detailed information on climate, population, produce, and trade.