This is the first edition on one of the most popular American 19th century maps. It is particularly scarce in this, the original gilt-stamped leather folder with its metal clasp intact. There is a very decorative patriotic eagle and sunburst motif in gilt on the back cover. Fine condition, with light wear. The main map is separate from the inset maps, unlike the wall map version where the small plans of the vicinities of U.S. cities surrounds the map. Early ownership signature of John J. Stevens of Charleston, South Carolina.