Auction 169, Lot 797


"The United States with an Excursion Into Mexico - Handbook for Travellers", Baedeker, Karl

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1904 (published)


Color: Printed Color

4.3 x 6.3 inches
10.9 x 16 cm

This compact travel guide was "undertaken in response to repeated requests from British and American tourists." The author continues "the vast extent and rapidly changing conditions of the United States make the production of a satisfactory guidebook a peculiarly difficult task." This third revised edition guidebook provides information covering routes and tour plans, sites of interest, history and statistics. Highly detailed, it includes 25 maps and 35 plans per the title page. Folding maps of the eastern United States and the whole United States are bound at the front and back of the volume respectively. 16mo, 660 pages. Red cloth with gilt titles, marbled fore-edges, and two attached ribbon bookmarks.


Condition: B+

The majority of maps are very good to near fine with occasional light toning. The folding map of the eastern United States at the front of the volume is somewhat brittle with numerous fold separations (B). The map of the entire United States at back is detached, also with a number of fold separations (B). Text is clean and tight. Covers have minor wear.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $43

Closed on 9/12/2018