THE TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY: OR, A POCKET COMPANION, SHEWING THE COURSE OF THE MAIN ROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA TO NEW YORK; AND FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON:

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The Traveller's Directory: or, A Pocket Companion, shewing the course of the main road from Philadelphia to New York; and from Philadelphia to Washington:

Letterpress and engraving. 1804.
Octavo book, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4"
Fair to good condition. Lite foxing throughout the work. Period binding. Spine broken.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95627
Price: $2,950.00
Publisher : Published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia.
By S. .S.. Moore and T.. W.. Jones. 2nd edition. This is the second road guide to be published in the United States. The maps are strip style, similar to those produced by Ogilby. The text begins with a geographical and historical description of Philadelphia, including the principal buildings in the city, among them the Philosophical Society, the Philadelphia Library, the University, Pennsylvania Hospital, banks, churches, societies, etc. The guide then moves outside Philadelphia and describes the towns and villages along the roads to both New York and Washington, with descriptions of each of those cities. First issued in 1802, the maps are identical to those in the first edition, the text has been updated.Ex. General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen, Demilt Bequest, 1845. Many Demilt Bequest stamps on the verso of all the maps and the 1st three pages of the book. Maps , Atlases