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1798 American Gazetteer ATLAS Map Georgia Native Americans RARE Jedidiah Morse

Jedidiah Morse was an important and prominent geographer known for his American textbooks, books that earned him the name ‘father of American geography.’ His most famous book was ‘American Universal Geography,’ which outlined and detailed all the known countries and parts of the world. A rare 1798 edition of Morse’s most important work!

This work was originally published as ‘The American Gazetteer’ and features a folding map of North America.

According to Sabin, this work is

“celebrated for its exact description of the fine old quaint and portly inhabitants of Albany.”

Item number: #9601

Price: $499

MORSE, Jedidiah

An abridgment of the American gazetteer: exhibiting, in alphabetical order, a compendious account of the states, provinces, counties, cities, towns, villages, rivers, bays, harbours, gulfs, sounds, capes, mountains, forts, Indian ttibes [sic], & new discoveries, on the American continent, and its appendant islands, particularly the West-Indies... : to which is annexed an accurate table of all the post-offices in the United States

Boston: Printed by Thomas and Andrews: Sold by them, by E. Larkin, and other booksellers ..., 1798.


Collation: Complete with all pages

[4], 388

References: Evans 32509; Sabin 50922; Howes M 839

Language: English

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~7.25in X 4.25in (18cm x 11cm)

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1798 American Gazetteer ATLAS Map Georgia Indians

Estimate $499 - $1,000Feb 23, 2020
Starting Price $1
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