Philadelphia: James H. Doughty & Co. 1845.
First edition. Large quarto. Illustrated title page, 20 color plates (includes one half-sheet), and 1 text page at the rear. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper boards, with a printed label on the front cover. The leather spine back is worn away, title page and plates are detached with scattered chipping at the edges, thus a fair only but still presentable complete copy. Prints an extensive color coded timeline from 2300 BC to the present (i.e., up through the presidency of James K. Polk). Nicely printed stereotyped plates by Jos. C.D. Christman & Co.