Jedidiah Morse 1812 American Geography 2 folding maps North America leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Geography Made Easy Being an Abridgement of the American Universal Geography, to Which Are Prefixed Elements of Geography. by Jedidiah Morse.
Fifteenth Edit. 1812, Boston, Thomas & Andrews.
pp. 360. Two folding engraved maps.
Period full mottled calf, smooth spine gilt ruled into compartments, contrasting red morocco title label gilt lettered in second compartment. Both maps in tact and complete. First map displays numerous extraneous fold lines but is free of tears. North America map with old tape repair at top center done long ago. Both well visible within short video.
Binding remains sound and handsome. Leather is supple, book is well preserved. Contents square, paper well age toned with scattered spotting as typical for the era.
Nicer than typical for an instructional American Geography book of this early date, especially complete and the binding so well preserved.
Book measures: 7" H X 4 5/8" W.