Auction 151, Lot 178

"Traveller's Guide. A Map of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Extending from Pittsburgh to the Gulf of Mexico",

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1845 (dated)


Color: Black & White

8.3 x 22.6 inches
21.1 x 57.4 cm

This guide was printed for the use of travelers during the golden age of steamboats. Two strip maps are laid parallel to each other - one from Pittsburgh to Cairo, and the other from New Madrid to the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico. Contains an extensive mileage index on the left side of the map. Printed on yellow paper which folds into its original marbled hard covers. The inside front cover contains the signature of George Lafong, a native Virginian who went to Ohio in his early 40s and lived to be 88. Created by Joseph Duff and published by George Conclin.


Condition: B+

The map has light soiling and a few short splits at fold intersections that have been closed on verso with archival tape. Spine on hard covers has been reinforced with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/19/2014