Weems Life George Washington 1817 large U.S. map stipple portrait & 6 platesBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
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The Life of George Washington.
Das Leben bes Georg Waschington, by M. L. Weems.
1817, Baltimore. pp. 240. German language edition.
Engraved folding map, stipple engraved portrait of G. Washington, six full page wood engraved images.
The wood engravings display a remarkable primitive charm, almost folk-art in their crude execution. Likely American produced by an amateur engraver of the era.
Binding is in poor shape but retains a noble appearance. Split down spine, joints cracked, front cover loose and held (well) by original binding cords. No doubt the book's condition is due to the folding map, earlier owners trying to pry it open to examine it. Some toning and spotting throughout, still mostly tight as sewn.
Folding Map: United States.
8 3/4" x 10 1/8". (damp stained across bottom but complete)
Rare book in any condition.
Book measures: 7 1/4" H X 4 3/8" W.