Auction 151, Lot 125

"[Lot of 4] View of the Country Round the Falls of Niagara [and] View of the Country Round Pittsburg [and] View of the Country Round Zanesville [and] Falls of Ohio", Melish, John

Subject: United States

Period: 1812 (circa)

Publication: Travels in the United States...

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.2 x 6.6 inches
10.7 x 16.8 cm

These four small regional maps are from one of Melish's important early 19th century descriptions of the young United States. Each map focuses on the transportation network of these strategically located cities. John Melish was the first American publisher to concentrate on cartographic and geographic publications. Born in Scotland, Melish immigrated to Philadelphia in 1811. In 1812 he published Travels in the United States of America, which included his first maps. He soon came to dominate the industry in this country, and had a huge impact on all subsequent American map-making.

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Condition: B+

On thick paper with some faint foxing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014

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