1st item: THE TRAVELLER'S DIRECTORY THROUGH THE UNITED STATES by John Melish, published by T. H. Palmer, Philadelphia, 5th edition, 134 pages with fold out map, tables, and smaller maps, 1819. Brown and red leather and card board bound book with title in gilt gold lettering on spine. Includes "Map of the United States of America" fold out by John Melish. Copper plate engraving with hand colored outlines of the United States extending from the lower territories of Canada, including Quebec, top right, to Florida, including West Key, depicting towns, roads, territory lines, names of territories, forts, rivers, bodies of water, and mountains. Title, explanations, and scale of miles, lower right. Map surrounded by scale notations and triple line border. Inscribed "Peter Brown's Book Knoseville [sic] January 20th 1820" back page, numerous illegible inscriptions and mathematical calculations, front, back, and some interior pages. Book – 6 1/4" H x 4 1/8" W x 1/2" D. Map Image – 13 1/2" H x 17 1/2" W. Map Sheet – 16 1/8" H x 18 1/4" W. 2nd item: AN ACCOMPANIMENT TO MITCHELL'S REFERENCE AND DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES, published by Mitchell and Hinman, Philadelphia, 324 pages with map descriptions and indexes, 1835. Marbled paper over card board and brown leather bound book with gilt gold lettering on spine. Blue Mitchell and Hinman label inside of front cover. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W x 1 1/8" D. 3rd item: SCHOOL ATLAS TO CUMMINGS' ANCIENT AND MODERN GEOGRAPHY IMPROVED, published by Cushing and Jewett, Baltimore, 11 pages with colored maps and tables, 1826. Card stock bound book. 11 3/4" H x 9 1/2" W. All items early/mid 19th century. Provenance: acquired from the estate of Harry Brown of Western Greene County, Tennessee. According to family history, Brown's ancestor immigrated from Scotland to Greene County via Ohio (using the Melish Traveller's Directory to find his way) and established a pottery making molds for the iron industry in Greene County. (See other family related lots 570 and 234). CONDITION: 1st item: Worn condition. Heavy foxing and water damage on pages. Foxing spots, largest 2" area lower right, on surface of map. 1 1/2" tear, lower right edge of map. 2nd item: Worn condition. Marbled paper peeling from front and back covers. Heavy foxing and water damage on pages. 3rd item: Worn condition. Heavy foxing and water damage on pages. Lower corners of pages torn and damaged. 2 1/2" section missing on "The World" map, lower center.
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