The Picturesque Tourist; Being a Guide Through the Northern and Eastern States and Canada: Giving an accurate description of cities and villages, celebrated places of resort, etc. With maps and illustrations.
Edition: First Edition
New York: J. Disturnell: 1844. Bound in its original blue blind stamped publishers cloth. Gilt decorations and titles. The book measures 11.5cm by 17cm. "The City of new-York, as being the principal commercial emporium of the country, and the chief centre of resort, in the first instance, for distant travellers, whether native or foreign, is chosen as the point from which the Tourist is supposed to commence his excursion. Starting thence, this Guide will conduct him along the principal lines of travel North, West, and East. Northward he will proceed up the Hudson river, through the famous Springs at Ballston and Saratoga - thence to lake George, and by the way of Lake Champlain into Canada. Westward through the rich midland and western counties of the state of New York, to Niagara Falls, and Buffalo - thence to Chicago. Northerly through Canada, passing over Lake Ontario and down the St. Lawrence to Montreal, Quebec, and the Saguenay river. Eastward through the states of New England; noticing, on each route, the places and scenery most worthy of the attention of the Tourist." (excerpt from 'To the Reader') , viii,  - 336, pp, with engraved title, frontispiece, folding map of Maine (hand coloured outline), 4 maps and the 6 view plates present as called for. See Sabin 32538
Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in very good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling. Contents are holding firmly and in very good condition, a little toned / foxed and with just occasional minor spots, creases or handling marks. A few edges carelessly opened. Original yellow endpapers.