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Auction 154, Lot 244

"The Traveller's Steamboat and Railroad Guide to the Hudson River Describing the Cities, Towns, and Places of Interest Along the Route, with Maps and Engravings", Phelps, Humphrey

Subject: New York

Period: 1857 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.9 x 9.2 inches
15 x 23.4 cm
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This traveler's guide features an unusual folding map (7.9 x 22.3") printed on pink paper attached to the inside back cover. It contains three small maps each with their own border: Map of the Hudson River, New York (lower Manhattan) and Map of the Principal Railroad Routes to the Great West. In addition to the folding map are a single page Map of the Vicinity of New York and Birdseye View of New York on the back cover. 50 pages with numerous illustrations interspersed within the text including View at Peekskill, State Prison at Sing Sing, and Jet at Harlem River.


Condition: B

Overall good with a light damp stain confined to the bottom margin of the text and two small punch holes along the gutter of the pamphlet. The punch holes appear along one of the folds of the large folding map, but does not distract. Covers are lightly soiled.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015