Geographical Dictionary of North America West Indies 1838 Davenport w/ U.S. mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Americana, Books with Maps, Illustrated Books, Bishop Davenport).
A New Gazetteer or Geographical Dictionary of North America and the West Indies, by Bishop Davenport.
Published 1838, Philadelphia by B. Davenport.
518 pages. Text in English. Folding map [by Le Count & Hammond] at front in poor condition, please see photos.
Map printed on bond paper with original hand color, loosely laid in.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, elaborate gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title lettering. Binding remains tight and sound, joints scuffed. Interior contents display moderate age spotting and wear throughout, some old damp staining, clearly a book which has been much consulted in the 19th century.
Book remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Scarce edition with a very uncommon territorial map of the US.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 9 1/8" H x 5 3/4" W.