Title: 1799 Isaac Weld Travels Through US & Canada ...
Publisher: London : J. Stockdale, 1799. / 2nd edition
Publication Date: 1799
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
1799 Isaac Weld Travels Through US & Canada Mount Vernon Colonial Americana MAPS Incredibly Illustrated with 16 BEAUTIFUL Engravings Isaac Weld (1774–1856) was an Irish topographical writer, explorer, and artist. In 1795 he sailed to Philadelphia from Dublin and spent two years travelling in the United States and Canada. He visited Monticello and Mount Vernon and met George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He journeyed to the United States and Canada partly as an adventure and partly as research into suitable countries for the Irish to emigrate to – “.any part of those territories might be looked forward to as an eligible and agreeable place of abode”. He travelled on horseback, by coach and by canoe in Canada with local native guides. He returned in 1797 “.without entertaining the slightest wish to revisit it.” He found the Americans to be obsessed with material things and preferred Canada. His published Travels (1799) quickly went into three editions and was translated into French, German, and Dutch. We find this same 2nd edition for sale elsewhere for $1,925. The second edition was published the same year as the 1st, just shortly after the initial success of the first edition. Main author: Isaac Weld Title: Travels through the states of North America and the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 second edition Published: London : J. Stockdale, 1799. / 2nd edition Language: English Illustrated contents include, but are not limited to: Folding map of New England states including Carolinas and Virginias Folding engraving of Mount Vernon Natural land bridge Niagara Falls View of Bethlehem, a Moravian settlement Weld on slavery: He wrote on slavery “.there will be an end to slavery in the United States [as] negroes will not remain deaf to the inviting call of liberty forever.” and Americans in general “civility cannot be purchased from them on any terms; they seem to think that it is incompatible with freedom ”. On Washington, DC, he wrote “If the affairs of the United States go on as rapidly as they have done, it will become the grand emporium of the West, and rival in magnitude and splendour the cities of the whole world.” FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding; front boards detached but present Illustrations: 16 illustrations, 5 maps + 11 other Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: London : J. Stockdale, 1799. Size: ~ 8.25in X 5.25in (21cm x 13cm) Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17138530420
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