The United States of America, A Collection of Facts, Dates, and Statistics, Respecting the Government, Army, Navy, etc.

By: Gaylord Watson (1833-1896)

Price: $35.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


8vo. 9 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches. 104 [2 ads] pp. Tables throughout, United States Constitution with amendments, tailpiece; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped maroon cloth; binding square and tight, spine faded, rubbed, corners bumped and showing. WY716-108. Very Good. Later Edition, first appeared in 1872. Gaylord Watson was a New York- and Chicago-based firm that issued maps, railroad guides, and atlases from 1864 to 1885. Indeed, this publication was issued as a supplement to those who purchased a copy of Watson's New Map of the United States, which is not present here. Does contain some nice period advertising at the rear. Gaylord Watson (1833-1896) was an American map publisher and engraver based in New York City. After a brief partnership with his uncle Humphrey Phelps (1859-1865), in 1864 Gaylord Watson established his own New York imprint at 61 Beekman Street. Watson focused on highly decorative emigrant guides, wall maps, and railroad maps. Gaylord Watson, as a business passed with a whimper after a fire at 61 Beekman Street that pushed Watson into financial difficulties; the final end occurred at a sheriff's sale in 1893, which netted $800. He died in Omaha, Nebraska in 1894. For biographical information, see: Geographicus Rare Antique Maps online under the publisher.

Title: The United States of America, A Collection of Facts, Dates, and Statistics, Respecting the Government, Army, Navy, etc.

Author Name: Gaylord Watson (1833-1896)

Categories: Americana,

Edition: Later Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, Gaylord Watson: 1874

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: WY716-108

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