New York: American News Company, (1864). Hardcover. John Disturnell (1801-1877) began as a printer in Albany, NY, but soon removed to New York City, where he opened a bookstore, expanded successfully into map publishing and vice president of the Association for the Advancement of Science and Art. In 1840 he compiled and printed " The Traveller's Railroad Guide," the first railroad guide published in the United States. Throughout the 1840s he published many guides to the Hudson River, including Wade & Croome's splendid 13' panorama of the river.
16mo, 324 pages including 29 pages of advertisements mostly for steamboat and railroad companies. Large folding map of the middle, northern, & eastern US and Canada; 4 engraved plates with tissue guards and numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text. Original green cloth with gilt title on cover very bright. Very good condition. Item #8427