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The Traveller's Guide: Or Pocket Gazetteer of the United States; Extracted from the Latest Edition of Morse's Unversal Gazetteer
New Haven Connecticut: Nathan Whiting, 1823. 323 pages; including a Hand colored map of the United States, and extending to the Pacific coastline, "Unexplored Country" of northern California and what would become the western states, size 16" x 10 1/2" approximate with margins; (Title Continued): "...With An Appendix, containing Tables of Distances, Longitude and Latitude of Important Towns; and of the Population, Commerce, Revenue, Debt, and various Institutions of the United States. Illustrated by A Map."; Jedidiah Morse 1761-1826) Yale graduate, Congregational clergyman, founder, Andover Theological Seminary. Conservative in politics as well as religion, Morse was a strong Federalist and contributed to the hysteria aroused in the United States during the 1790's by the events of the French Revolution. He is best remembered, however, as the 'father of American Geography'. During his lifetime, his geographies virtually monopolized their field. (DAB); with the previous ownership signatures of James Fannings of Moriches, (Long Island) 1823; original full polished tree-calf leather binding, gilt ruled spine, red spine label, gilt lettered; edge, tips wear to the binding, front hinge leather split, sewing firm; map with closed tears on folds, tipped in via old tape, does not intrude in image; some darkening to text, occasional closed edge-tear, wear; overall, good condition.. Hard Cover. Good.
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