This is the second edition which carries the first edition copyright date on the title page, but is dated 1852 on its cover. It contains numerous double-page maps, each printed on a separate page. The map Utah New Mexico and California shows a huge Gold Region with important rivers named including the Feather and American. There are numerous other state maps, mostly from east of the Mississippi River, but also Louisiana and a nice Texas. The map of the United States shows Oregon Territory, a large Nebraska Territory (encompassing present-day Montana, Wyoming and Colorado), and an extremely large Indian Territory. Pictorial paper boards, 8vo, quarter-leather, 359pp.
Text and maps are generally good with scattered foxing, damp stains and toning. Covers and spine are bumped and rubbed and the hinges are starting.