The UNITED STATES ILLUSTRATED; in Views of City and Country. With Descriptive and Historical Articles. The East; or, The Seaboard States. Part I. The West; or, The States of the Mississippi Valley, and the Pacific. Part I.

New York: Herrmann J. Meyer, [1855]. 1st edition (Howes D45; Sabin 18396). Not in Cowan. 24, 20 pp. Each part with 4 full page steel plate engravings depicting the geographic area featured. 4to. 11-3/4" x 9". Custom bound in deep maroon morocco style sheep, with gilt decorated spine. "American Scenery" gilt stamped to front board. Marbled eps. Item #42709

From a preliminary advertisement, "In commencing the serial issue of a work which it is hoped may be long continued, the Publisher and Editor deem it proper to say that their object will be to render it in every respect worthy of its title, and deserving of the National patronage. ... The Volume of the work to which the part herewith published belongs will be exclusively devoted to views in the Seaboard states, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico. The West will be illustrated in another Volume, which though issued simultaneously with this, and in the same style, can be procured separately as Subscribers may prefer."

EAST with "The President's House", "Niagara", "Barhydt's Lake" & "Bunker Hill Monument"; WEST with "Lake Itasca", "Falls of St. Anthony" [2 plates], "San Francisco" [early view of the bay from a western hilltop].

Price: $1,150.00

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