Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 766

"Gli Stati Uniti e la Concorrenza Americana Studi di Agricoltura, Industria e Commercio da un Recente Viaggio",

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1884 (published)


Color: Hand Color

6 x 8.8 inches
15.2 x 22.4 cm

This Italian book by Egisto Rossi gives an overview of the American economy at the end of the 19th century. This work covers varied topics relating to the United States, including the habits and customs of the American people, geography, politics, the state of the economy, history, transportation, and agriculture. Within the text are 115 full-page illustrations in black & white and 17 (of 19) fold-out maps and charts, some in hand color. Included are US maps depicting territories and regions, locations of Indian populations, US vs. foreign-born populations, the concession of lands for the use of roads and railways, and the five major railways from the East Coast to the Atlantic. In addition, there are city plans for Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, and New Orleans. The two missing fold-out maps are US maps depicting population densities and railways in competition with water routes. 782 pages, index, and 17 fold-out maps and charts. Published by Firenze Barbera. Octavo, hardbound in yellow pictorial boards and a maroon buckram spine with gilt title.


Condition: B+

Maps and charts are mostly in very good condition with light scattered foxing, minor toning along folds, and occasional short fold separations or binding tears. Several maps are in good condition with long fold separations and adjacent tears, most of which have been closed on verso with archival tape. The text has light scattered foxing and a few pages have a minor damp stain along the fore-edge. There are some ink markings on title page. The back hinge has separated from the text block, and the covers and spine show light wear and soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/20/2015