GORDON’S GAZETTEER OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1832, WITH HAND-COLORED FOLDING MAP
GORDON, Thomas Francis. A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania. Part First… General Description of the State… Geological Construction, Canals and Rail-Roads, Bridges, Revenue, Expenditures, Public Debt, &c. Part Second… Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, &c., Alphabetically Arranged. Philadelphia: T. Belknap, 1832. Thick octavo, publisher’s full brown mottled sheep gilt; pp. 63 ; 508. $1500.
First edition of this comprehensive historical guide to places in Pennsylvania, with hand-colored folding map.
Purported by the publisher to be the first gazetteer of Pennsylvania, compiled from “minute and accurate topographical and statistical information… by visits to many parts of the state, by personal intercourse with official and intelligent gentlemen of every county, and by laborious research among the public records.” Historian Thomas Gordon also published a History of Pennsylvania (1829), and gazetteers for both New Jersey and New York. Sabin 27998.
Interior remarkably clean, tape repair to map at stub. Age-wear to spine of original sheep. An extremely good copy.