New York: Herrmann J. Meyer, [ 1855]. Two volumes. 180; 154pp. Extra engraved titlepages plus seventy-nine steel-engraved plates. Tissue guards. Quarto. Original black morocco, stamped in gilt, expertly rebacked with original spines laid down. Scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM47122A
Dana's work contains handsome steel engravings of scenes throughout the country, many of them executed by Hermann J. Meyer. While Howes calls for seventy-seven plates, this copy contains two more. The first volume is devoted to the East Coast and includes views of Niagara, Washington, West Point, Mount Vernon, New York, and Harper's Ferry. The second volume contains scenes in the West, in Minnesota, along the Mississippi, in Missouri, St. Louis, on the Plains, and in California. Includes views of San Francisco, Sacramento, California gold diggings, New Orleans, Fort Snelling, Nauvoo, New Harmony, St. Louis, Kansas, Jefferson City, Independence, a Mandan Village, and others. A beautiful book. HOWES D45, "aa." FLAKE 2657.