Harper & Brothers: NY, 1847. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-4446
Illus., color maps, 12 x 9.5", pict brown boards, black leather spine, 78pp. Covers are stained, warped, spine missing pieces, outer/inner hinges and textblock cracked, rear cover almost detached, ink names, toning, soiling, frontis torn. Some nuggets of information contained within: "The whites and negroes have increased very rapidly...doubling in less than 25 years, but the Indians have been constantly diminishing", "Africa is noted...for the dark color and degraded character of its inhabitants", "West Africa is occupied by many negro tribes, and is the great theatre of the slave-trade". Ink name of Louisa C. Rombach, of both Hillsborough and Wilmington, Ohio. In 1856, she married General James W. Denver, a lawyer, politician and Mexican War veteran who served under General Winfield Scott. The maps are still attractive in spite of the staining.