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Auction 142, Lot 773

"Phelps' Hundred Cities and Large Towns of America: with Railroad Distances Throughout the United States, Maps of Fourteen Cities, and Other Embellishments", Phelps, Fanning & Co.

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1853 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6 x 9.1 inches
15.2 x 23.1 cm
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This 80 pp. book contains 14 single-page colored maps including New York, Chicago, Washington and San Francisco. Includes a frontispiece of the Crystal Palace in New York, and the back inside cover is a map of the United States, showing a large Utah and New Mexico territory in a pre-Gadsden Purchase configuration. The text describes 100 different cities and includes railroad distances between important cities. 8vo, paperback with pictorial covers.


Condition: B

Text and maps are in very good condition with light toning and an occasional small spot or damp stain primarily confined to the upper blank margin. There is some loss of the front cover and the covers are almost separated from the text block.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/28/2012