APPLETON'S RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT COMPANION. BEING A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK, AND NOVA SCOTIA. WITH MAPS OF THE COUNTRY THROUGH WHICH THE ROUTES PASS, IN THE NORTHERN, MIDDLE, AND EASTERN STATES. ILLUSTRATED BY 30 MAPS, ENGRAVED ON STEEL, INCLUDING FOUR PLANS OF CITIES, AND EMBELLISHED WITH TWENTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.

APPLETON'S RAILROAD AND STEAMBOAT COMPANION. BEING A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE THROUGH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, NEW BRUNSWICK, AND NOVA SCOTIA. WITH MAPS OF THE COUNTRY THROUGH WHICH THE ROUTES PASS, IN THE NORTHERN, MIDDLE, AND EASTERN STATES. ILLUSTRATED BY 30 MAPS, ENGRAVED ON STEEL, INCLUDING FOUR PLANS OF CITIES, AND EMBELLISHED WITH TWENTY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.

New York: D. Appleton, 1848. 12mo, 313 pp, [8-publ. advts.], maps and text illustrations. Original bright red cloth with front cover and spine decorated in gilt, rear cover blind embossed [minor wear]. Folding map frontis of New York and Brooklyn, plus 29 additional maps [folding and otherwise] as collated on pp 5-6. Occasional minor wear, Near Fine.

The second of the Appleton northeastern guides, the first having been printed in the previous year. Howes does not record this printing; instead, Howes records the 1847, and an 1848 collating identically with the 1847, which has fewer maps than this offering. The maps-- which frequently show transportation routes, including rail and canal-- and text are an invaluable source for America's developing rail and steam technology.
FIRST EDITION. Howes W489. Item #35564

Price: $450.00

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