Jun 03, 2014 - Sale 2352

Sale 2352 - Lot 156

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(MANUSCRIPT MAPS.) Baker, Harriet E. Book of Penmanship & Maps at Mr. Dunhams School Windsor Vermont. 14 manuscript maps of American subjects, along with text copied from near-contemporary sources. 4to, 250x200 mm, early 19th century red straight grain morocco gilt, a bit worn; internally quite clean and bright. Vermont, 31 March 1819

Additional Details

Ms. Baker's book bears a striking resemblance to another, from 1823 and also by a Vermont schoolgirl, in David Rumsey's collection (Rumsey 2501). The album includes many exquisite maps, especially of Tennessee, and Alabama and Mississippi, evidently derived from a contemporary printed atlas.