Illustrated Hand-Book: a New Guide for Travelers through the United States of America
New York: Sherman & Smith. Good with no dust jacket. 1848. Third Edition. Hardcover. A very early pocket map and tour guide for the United States. Red boards with gilt imprint and blind stamping. Rubbed and bumped corners, light soil on boards. Soil on edges and endpapers with a few lightly foxed pages. The folded and ornate hand-colored map is in good condition, but toned with fold splits that could use repair. Insets include the railroads around major cities and California, Oregon, and Washington, and many scenic illustrations. The map boundary ends around west Texas. Dallas appears as an isolated dot in one of its first appearances on US maps, eight years before it was incorporated as a city. Only three copies found on OCLC as of March 2016. Howes S 614. ; 5 3/4" x 3 3/4" ; 234 pp . (Inventory #: 010592)
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