Auction 129, Lot 898

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

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1848 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 12 inches
25.4 x 30.5 cm

This is the seventh edition geography that contains 30 steel-plate maps and numerous wood engravings in text. The maps reflect pre-Mexican/American War boundaries. The single page map of the North America shows Mexico in control of the Southwest and California. The double-page map of the U.S. has the large Oregon Territory extending well in to Canada, and the huge unnamed Indian Territory stretches from Canada to Texas and from the Continental Divide to Minnesota. Texas is shown in its pre-Missouri Compromise configuration with the long stove pipe border extending nearly to 42° north latitude. Published by Cady & Burgess.


Condition: B

All pages with overall foxing and some pages with pencil scribbles. A few pages getting loose from binding. Covers badly stained and worn, spine beginning to disintegrate.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009