The American geography; or, A view of the present situation of the United States of America containing astronomical geography, geographical definitions, discovery, and general description of America and the United States . . . with a particular descriptio
MORSE, Jedidiah (1761-1826)
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London: printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1792. Thick 8vo: xvi,536pp, with two large folding maps (States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida . . . by Joseph Purcell; and Northern and Middle States, comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America from the best Authorities )and Evans's [folding] polymetric table of America, corrected and improved, shewing the distances between principal towns. Early Essay of the two fold-out maps. Maps fine condition, . Contemporary half-calf, flat spine in six compartments divided by gilt rules, marbled paper-covered boards, red morocco lettering piece gilt, edges speckled brown, plain period end papers. An altogether superior example, tightly bound, text pristine, the splendid maps on heavy stock correctly folded and free of tears and stains. Howes M840; Siebert sale, lot 203. Sabin 50924. Second Edition of this paean to the progress of the new American nation by the Father of American Geography, containing "much curious reading which will never become obsolete." (J. R. Smith, Bibliotheca Americana, 1619) Dissatisfied with the treatment of America in British geographies, Morse, clergyman, geographer, and father of inventor Samuel Morse, wrote this first textbook on American geography. In addition to expounding authoritatively on geography, he rebutted certain racist views published in the Encyclopędia Britannica concerning Native American peoples (for instance, that their women were "slavish" and that their skins and skulls were thicker than those of other humans). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Second Edition. Fine.