Philadelphia: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1833. Octavo, xx, , 22-380 pages; G; bound in publisher's blue cloth, titling to spine completely gone, remnants of ex-library label to spine; fraying and weakening to both hinges, spine peeling up along rear hinge, rubbing and general wear, water-stain to top edge of front board; mild foxing and toning throughout; ink name to ffep, sfep, rear pastedown; bookplate of the 'Woodlawn Library Association of Friends' to the front pastedown;
Map bound in at page 253, largely detached from binding, but with 3cm at top attached to binding; Printed on thin paper; binding cracked at map; hand-colored; As Fine an example of the map bound in as can be found, this copy with no tears to the folds and only the slightest of wear to the extremities;
David Rumsey: "the 'eagle' map is most extraordinary and rare: it shows an eagle superimposed in engraving and color on the United States, with the Talons in Florida, the eye in Vermont, and the wings spreading west to the Missouri Territory. It is beautifully done."
consignment; shelved case 3.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Sabin 73895 lists the book, but without this map; Phillips Maps, p.887; Rare book hub shows no auctions in 40 years of the map, no auctions of the book in nearly 100 years. Oldmaps.com lists no auction records.; Additionally, we know of two copies that have come on the market in the last 30 years, which reinforces the scarcity.;
Worldcat shows a copy of the book with map at the David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University Libraries, and the map itself at just 7 institutions.;