“North America.” From John H. Hinton’s The History and Topography of the United States of America.
London: I.T. Hinton & Simpkin & Marshall, -1832. 19 3/4 x 16 1/4. Steel engraving by Fenner Sears & Co. Hand color. Margins trimmed to neat lines and a few repaired tears. Old tape on verso. With folds as issued.
A lovely example of a steel engraving from one of the more popular nineteenth century view and map books, Hinton’s History and Topography. This work contained text and numerous illustrations documenting the history and topography of the United States. Hinton used many different artists, all the engravings being made from drawings made on the spot. For their wide coverage, accurate detail, and pleasing appearance, these are amongst the finest small images of early nineteenth century America to be found anywhere. The London edition was the only one with maps of the regions throughout the United States.