The Great Lakes or Inland Seas of America...

New York: Charles Scribner, 1863. 192pp, illus, folding map. Original boards, some rubbing and internal browning. The binding is tight and the folding map crisp. The subtitle reads in its entirety (deep breath), "Embracing a full description of Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario; Rivers St. Mary, St. Clair, Detroit, Niagara, and St. Lawrence, Lake Winnipeg, etc.: together with the commerce of the lakes, and trips through the lakes: giving a description of cities, towns, etc. forming altogether a complete guide for the pleasure traveler and emigrant." A tall order, to be sure, but this little book does a pretty good job of providing information on the lakes and surrounding features. The large folding map shows (13.5 x 25 inches) much of the northeastern U.S. and upper Midwest, and the final twenty-nine pages of advertising offers many options for transportation and lodging. An interesting regional guide. Item #24182

Price: $400.00

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