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1803 TRAVEL GUIDE A most interesting ephemeral item, a detailed travel itinerary from 1803, 8pp. 8vo., showing distances, routes, towns, tavern names, landmarks, weather, etc. from Lancaster to Pittsburg to points in the western "wilderness". These pages, disbound from a diary or journal, express the hope of the writer that they will: "...prove of service to those who may have occasion to make the same tour...". The author notes where the "best entertainment" may be found, and cites one tavern where guests "are regaled with a repast of fine trout". In all, our adventurous traveler appears to have covered over five hundred miles in the three months of his trip, an enormous distance at that time!
Estimate $ 400-500

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