Cambridge: The Riverside Press, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. Erwin Raisz. First edition. Hardcover. 176; 230pp. Quarto [24 cm] Green cloth with black and yellow ink stamped titles and map design on the spine and front cover. Endsheets illustrated with maps of the world. Very good. The extremities are lightly rubbed and bumped. With the dust jackets designed by George Kelly. In very good and good condition, with mild age-toning, creasing, and rubbing. The dust jacket of volume 1 has short edge tears. The dust jacket of volume 2 is price-clipped, and the edges are chipped, and have multiple closed and open tears. The longest closed tear is 1 and 1/2 inches long. The panels are a trifle soiled. Item #37629
Maps by Erwin Raisz. From the dust jacket- "The road passes through country of incredible variety, through desert and jungle, Old World village and modern city, mountain and plain, wilderness and farmland. It is being constantly improved and pushed toward its next immediate goal, the Panama Canal. It is now open to tourist travel as far as Costa Rica, and to drive it is an adventure whose exotic flavor is caught in this book."