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Stock# 87408

Important Early History of Michigan with Excellent Map

A key early history of Michigan, issued just two years after achievement of statehood. The handsome folding map, present here in beautiful condition, is by J. H. Young (published by S. Augustus Mitchell): The Tourist's Pocket Map of Michigan, Exhibiting its Internal Improvements, Roads, Distances, &c. The map includes an inset of The North West Part of Michigan, and a table of steamboat routes.

First - and on the early period still the best - history of the state - Howes.

Thomas Field noted the interest for Native American studies represented by Lanman's Michigan:

A minute narration of the early dealings of the whites with the aborigines of the territory, the Jesuit missions, and border wars, is given in the first ten chapters of the work - Field.


Inscribed on front flyleaf by Sarah Lanman Huntington, to her son-in-law, Edward W. Hooker. The latter was married to a daughter of Jabez and Sarah Huntington:

Edward W. Hooker / from his affectionate mother / Sarah L. Huntington / Norwich, Connt. May 20th 1839.


This book is quite rare when the map is present in such nice condition.

Condition Description
Tall octavo. Original blindstamped cloth, rebacked with black binder's tape, paper spine label (typed). Old manuscript call number on spine. Cancelled library stamp on title page. xvi, 397, [1, errata] pages. Folding map. Except for the rebacking and library stamp, a very clean, solid copy, the pages generally crisp. The map is free of markings and in beautiful state.
Greenly 78. Howes L91. Field 856.