ANDREE, Karl. Nord-Amerika in geographischen und geschichtichen Umrissen. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Eingeborenen und der indianischen Alterthümer, der Einwanderung und der Ansiedelungen, des Ackerbaues, der Gewerbe, der Schiffahrt und des Handels ... Zweite Auflage mit in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen und vermehrt mit einem Kartenwerke von achtzehn Blättern. Braunschweig, George Westermann, 1854.
8vo and atlas volume in oblong small folio. Contemporary green half-calf over marbled boards, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt and contemporary green half-morocco over pebble-grained cloth boards, spine ruled in gilt, front cover lettered in gilt; pp. xiii, 810; [iv], 28, 18 lithographic maps with outline (one with additional lithographic printing in blue); light wear to extremities, text evenly a little browned, very light spotting only here and there to plates; a good set.
First edition to contain the atlas. This is a monograph on North America, dealing with all aspects, ranging from history, colonization, natural history, to trade and commerce, written in a Humboldtian way of interlinking diverse aspects of nature and human impact. 'Andree's general treatment of the usual historical and descriptive material is interspersed with chapters relating to each of the states. He described in some detail the emigration and settlement of Germans in this country as well as their professional and occupational opportunities' (Clark III, p. 265). Among the maps is an early one of Texas, and in the text volume is one chapter on the Mormons and Utah. This book might have served a few years later as a primer for the thousands of emigrants from Germany, who went to the US after the crushed 1848 revolution. Karl Andree was a publisher and writer of geographical books and periodicals, who in the 1830s had been reprimanded by the authorities for his progressive views and subsequently concentrated more on geography than politics.