New York: Published by J. Disturnell, July, 1849. 12mo, original bright red wrappers, printed in brilliant gilt lettering. Stitched. Map affixed to title page verso: 'Map of the Hudson River as far as Navigable, with the distances from New-York.' Two Folding Maps: 'City of New York. with part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh' [Disturnell: 1847]; large color 'Travellers' Map of the Middle, Northern, Eastern States and Canada Showing all the Railroad, Steamboat, Canal, and Principal Stage Routes' [Disturnell: 1849] [a couple of small splits at fold junctions]. 98, [10 advertisements] pp, with all edges gilt. Very Good
Disturnell packs an enormous amount of information into this little Guide: the information promised in the title, with all the rail and steam lines, principal hotels and boarding houses, mail and telegraph lines, information for Southern travelers, canal packet lines, and many advertisements-- frequently illustrated-- for goods and services helpful to the traveler.
In addition to his work publishing similar guide books, Disturnell was a bookseller and librarian at the Cooper Union.
Modelski 12. OCLC 6370811 [4- NYHS, Brown, L.A. Public Lib., U AL] as of May 2021. See 43 Decker 127 for the January 1849 edition. Item #35541