Auction 129, Lot 904

"Public Health Reports and Papers Presented at the Meetings of the American Public Health Association in the Year 1873",

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1875 (published)


Color: Printed Color

6.3 x 9.5 inches
16 x 24.1 cm

Bound volume filled with maps to support the numerous reports. Maps include: Map of the Mississippi Valley showing the course of cholera in 1873; Map of New Orleans showing the location of each case and group of cholera as it prevailed in 1873; Map of part of the city of Memphis; A map showing where yellow fever appeared in the United States from 1668 to 1874; Chart showing the Infected District (Yellow Fever) in Mobile, 1873; Quarantine chart of New York Harbor; Map showing water shed of the Croton River; and Map of the United States showing the course of the epizootic among horse and mules in 1872-3. The epizootic map documents the spread of equine influenza that had a significant impact on American's economy, which was heavily dependent on horses for transportation. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt title and bands to spine, 563 pp. The volume contains the Constitution of the new association and is a scarce issue, as are these maps demonstrating early medical cartography in America. No prior sales located for this book or the maps.


Condition: A

The maps are very good or fine. The volume is bright and fine with the front hinge starting internally.

Estimate: $200 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/23/2009