Der deutschen Auswanderer Fahrten und Schicksale. Mit einer Karte der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. (Volks-Bibliothek. Vierter Band.). Friedrich Gerstäcker, Gerstaecker.
Der deutschen Auswanderer Fahrten und Schicksale. Mit einer Karte der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. (Volks-Bibliothek. Vierter Band.)
German Immigrant Tale with a Map of the United States

Der deutschen Auswanderer Fahrten und Schicksale. Mit einer Karte der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika. (Volks-Bibliothek. Vierter Band.)

Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1847. First edition. In contemporary half leather. Spine with four raised bands, gilt ornaments and title. (6); (1)–317, (1) p., and a folding map, with hand coloured frontiers. Cover slightly rubbed. Light foxing throughout. 3 leaves trimmed uneven, with no effect on text. Some foxing on map and a small tear, only effects the frame. Overall in very good condition.

A tale of German immigrant life in the lower Mississippi Valley with an accurate map of the United States.

Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816–1872) was a German traveler and novelist, who emigrated to the United States in 1837. He travelled widely there, and used his experiences in his fiction. This book is one of his earliest works and it has been translated into English as “The Wanderings and Fortunes of some German Emigrants” (New York, 1848).

The book is accompanied by a detailed map of the United States, shows the free and the slave states and even shows the northern part of Cuba.

Sabin 27174; Howes US IANA G136

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Price: €2,000.00