Item #72911 United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description. Joseph SCOTT.

United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description

Item #72911

SCOTT, Joseph. The United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description of the Several States. Their Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Soil, Produce, Climate, Population, Trade and Manufactures. Together with the Extent, Boundaries and Population of Their Respective Counties. Also, An Exact Account of the Cities, Towns, Harbours, Rivers, Bays, Lakes, Mountains, &c. Philadelphia: F. and R. Bailey, 1795. Engraved title, [iii]-vi, errata leaf, blank leaf, [292]pp. Nineteen engraved folding maps. 12mo. Antique style 3/4 speckled calf and marbled boards, raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine, red morocco spine label Frontispiece map neatly repaired (with losses along vertical folds), the other maps are all in very good condition, light scattered foxing, else very good. HOWES S-237, "aa." Sabin 78331. Evans 29476. Clark III:123. Wheat & Brun 125.The first gazetteer of the United States with an important series of engraved American maps. These, with the maps in Carey's AMERICAN ATLAS that were issued the same year, represent a major step forward in American cartography. Scott's maps cover the United States in general, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, the Northwest Territory, and the Southwest Territory. An important early work of U.S. cartography and among the earliest mappings of each state.

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