Auction 102, Lot 607

"Smith's Quarto Geography, or Second Book in Geography. A Concise and Practical System of Geography", Smith, Roswell C.

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 12 inches
24.9 x 30.5 cm

Twenty-ninth edition with 32 steel-plate maps and numerous wood engravings in text. Terrific cartography including a double-page coast to coast U.S. map with Minnesota reaching to the Missouri River, Northwest Territory from the Missouri to the Rockies, Washington and Oregon extending from the Rockies to the Pacific, Nebraska with a Western extension, early Utah and New Mexico, California, and a large Indian Territory. Eleven single page maps show various parts of the U.S. Texas appears alone on a single page, the Far West (from the Rockies) is shown on a single page. Very nice set of maps published by Daniel Burgess & Co.

References:

Condition: B

Paper covers worn and scuffed, spine mostly missing but attached. Contents with pleasant light toning. Maps are fine to very good. Signatures a little loose and shaken. Cover separated from signatures at front. One text page loose.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/5/2003

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