New York: Baker & Scribner, 1846. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 431p; 26p catalogue/reviews. A hardcover book bound in dark brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt spine lettering. Edges noticeably rubbed. Head and foot of spine are chipped, with about a quarter of an inch off the top and bottom, plus a half-inch piece off the bottom corner. Endpapers mottled, pages a bit tanned with age, and light foxing on and around foldout. Otherwise, text clean and binding secure. Item #174066
A scarce title! An account of the journeys of Italian merchant and explorer Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512), from whose name "America" is derived. Contains a foldout of the Vespucci family tree.