This volume from the famous Didot press is illustrated with an oversized folding map of the Antilles and 28 steel-engraved plates depicting architectural, natural, and sociological views, including a railroad in Cuba, the harbor at Quebec, the Theatre St. Charles in New Orleans, an interior view of the “Pénitencier de Philadelphie” (Eastern State Penitentiary) and exterior view of the “Prison de Comté de Philadelphie” (Moyamensing Prison, prior to the addition of the Egyptian Revival-style debtors' apartment), “Guerriors Indiens, Chefs Assiniboins,” a bison hunt on horseback, and beavers at work.
Palau 256194; Sabin 68924. 19th-century quarter dark green morocco and marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title; light rubbing overall, corners bumped, spine slightly sunned. Offsetting from plates and occasional light to moderate spotting. (24885)
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