1818 1st/1st RARE View of United States MAP Canada Mexico America Native Indians

MACKENZIE, E. (Editor)

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An incredibly rare first printing, first edition of English topographer Eneas Mackenzie’s historical treatise, ‘View of the United States of America.’ A true rarity! There are currently only 2 library copies in recorded existence of this 1818 printing. Globally all other publicly archived copies are of later printings (1819, 1820, or 1830), many of which are lacking the highly desirable and thus often extracted folding map of the United States as it was in 1818!

 

Within, Mackenzie provides an exhaustive description of the state of early 19th-century North America, primarily the United States. Contents include a general overview of North and South America, the federal boundaries of the US and Canada, climate, agricultural notes, detailed topographical notes, commentary on botany, zoology, mineralogy, and so much. Mackenzie then proceeds with the states and territories currently annexed and describes the geography, trade, resources, population, manners, customs, religion, education, chief towns, local government, and history of each.

 

Notably, Mackenzie concludes the book with an overview of the native tribes in America. Specifically, he describes their customs, lifestyle, culture, beliefs, and government.

 

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1818 1st/1st RARE View of United States MAP Canada Mexico America Native Indians

 

An incredibly rare first printing, first edition of English topographer Eneas Mackenzie’s historical treatise, ‘View of the United States of America.’ A true rarity! There are currently only 2 library copies in recorded existence of this 1818 printing. Globally all other publicly archived copies are of later printings (1819, 1820, or 1830), many of which are lacking the highly desirable and thus often extracted folding map of the United States as it was in 1818!

 

Within, Mackenzie provides an exhaustive description of the state of early 19th-century North America, primarily the United States. Contents include a general overview of North and South America, the federal boundaries of the US and Canada, climate, agricultural notes, detailed topographical notes, commentary on botany, zoology, mineralogy, and so much. Mackenzie then proceeds with the states and territories currently annexed and describes the geography, trade, resources, population, manners, customs, religion, education, chief towns, local government, and history of each.

 

Notably, Mackenzie concludes the book with an overview of the native tribes in America. Specifically, he describes their customs, lifestyle, culture, beliefs, and government.

 

Item number: #40622

Price: $950

 

MACKENZIE, E. (Editor)

 

An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the United States of America, and of Upper and Lower Canada. With an Appendix, Containing a Brief and Comprehensive Sketch of the Present State of Mexico and South America, and also of the Native Tribes of the New World.

 

Newcastle upon Tyne: Mackenzie and Dent, 1818. First edition, first printing.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • xv, [1], 9-712
    • 6 engraved plates
      • Includes folding map of United States
    • References: Howes M 137; Sabin 43428
    • Edition Notes:
      • No printed date present on title page or copyright. (First edition)
    • Provenance: Handwritten – George Battray, 1842
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Size: ~8.5in X 5.25in (21.5cm x 13.5cm)
    • Exceedingly rare and valuable with neither the Library of Congress nor Harvard having the 1818 first edition.

 

 

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40622

Categories

Americana, American History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

MACKENZIE, E. (Editor)

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete