• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    BERNHARD CARL of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Prince (1792-1862). Reise durch Nord-Amerika in den Jahren 1825 und 1826. Weimar: Wilhelm Hoffmann, 1828.

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    BERNHARD CARL of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Prince (1792-1862). Reise durch Nord-Amerika in den Jahren 1825 und 1826. Weimar: Wilhelm Hoffmann, 1828.

    2 volumes in one, 4o (251 x 175 mm). List of subscribers, 10 engraved maps (including one large folding map), 3 engraved plates and 25 vignettes in text. Contemporary cloth, spine with printed paper label, uncut (some rubbing).

    FIRST EDITION of this exhaustive description of the United States and Canada, translated into English and published in Philadelphia in the same year. The work contains a large map of the United States and Canada, maps of New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ohio, Plymouth, a plan of Boston, Quebec, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and views of the Erie-Channel, Philadelphia and the Capitol in Washington. The list of subscribers' include Alexander von Humboldt, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The list of plates, and several other copies examinted do not call for a portrait frontispiece. However their are a small number of copies with a frontispiece (not present here), which was presumably inserted later. Clark III:14; Graff 279; Howes B-385; Sabin 4953.


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