Lot 49 of 703:
Birkbeck's Notes on a Journey in America 1818  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$330
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Notes on a Journey in America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois

Author:
Birkbeck, Morris

Place:
London

Publisher:
Ridgway and Sons

Date:
1818

Description:

4, 144, [4] ad pp. Engraved folding map, hand-colored in outline. (8vo) 9x5½, modern calf-backed marbled boards. First English Edition.

First published in Philadelphia in 1817, with four London editions appearing in 1818. Not all copies contained the fine map, which ranges from Virginia and Kentucky in the south, to the Mississippi in the west, and Michigan and New York in the north. Howes B468; Sabin 5569.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Binding lightly rubbed; some foxing and offsetting to map; very good.


 
Item number:
290138a
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