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A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America, 1789

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674497399

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

227 pages

36 halftones, 84 maps

Belknap Press


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The earliest American road guide and the forerunner of the millions of road maps now distributed annually in the United States—this volume includes facsimile reproductions of one of the most delightful pieces of early Americana. Christopher Colles’s Survey makes excellent browsing, and is, in addition, one of the most detailed and comprehensive historical records of the United States at the time of its constitutional establishment. The editor gives a fine biography of Colles—one of the most gifted inventive and mechanical geniuses of his day, and one of America’s first engineers.

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