Auction 169, Lot 789

"A Comprehensive Geography and History Ancient and Modern", Goodrich, Samuel Griswold

Subject: Geography Books

Period: 1853 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8.4 x 10.8 inches
21.3 x 27.4 cm

This geography book contains 79 hand-colored illustrations interspersed within the text, including several single page maps, and a double-page map of the United States featuring early western territories. New Mexico includes present-day Arizona, but pre-Gadsden Purchase. Washington and Oregon extend to the Continental Divide, while large Nebraska and Northwest territories occupy the space between the Rockies and the Missouri River. Missing the large folding map of the United States at rear. 272 pp. Hardbound in gilt stamped brown cloth boards with gilt title on front cover and spine.


Condition: B+

Internally very good with light toning. The hinges are starting, the covers are rubbed, and the spine is sunned.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/12/2018