Phelps's Travellers' Guide through the United States...Accompanied with a New Map of the United States
by Phelps, Humphrey
New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1850. Early printing. Original cloth. 12mo. 70 pp. Large folding map with a border of engraved portraits, views and symbols, outlined in colored, with inset of California, Texas and Oregon (24 x 21 inches). Elaborate gilt and blindstamped black cloth, light rubbing to covers. Folding map in fine conditon (small closed tears at 3 fold corners; short closed tear to right edge). Containing Upwards of Seven Hundred Rail-road, Canal and State and Steam-boat Routes; lists routes between cities, mode of travel, and the number of miles to the destinations. A guide for travelers, first issued in the early 1830s and revised numerous times since with up-to-date maps. (Howes P291; Wheat, Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West 686).
(Inventory #: 16957)
Western Americana, Californiana, Americana, Travel & Exploration, General Antiquarian
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