First Edition. hardcover. With an Appenix containing Observations on the Late Earthquakes, the Aurora Borealis, and the South-West Wind. 2 folding maps, one of Miami County, the other a plan of Cincinnati. 251, (4)pp. 12mo, contemporary tree calf, leather label; (rubbed, lettering faded on spine, foxing including maps, othwerwise very good). Cincinnati: Looker and Wallace, 1815.
"Drake's 'Picture of Cincinnati' excited a great deal of interest in the East and even on the continent of Europe, where parts of the book were translated for the benefit to the people who contemplated emigrating." Juettner. "...a careful account of the prehistoric mounds formerly existing on the present site of the city and is their principal record." DAB V, p. 426 "The work is almost entirely original, and has been drawn upon largely by all subsequent writers on the subject." Thomson 346. Howes D-465. Streeter Sale III, 1355. Sabin 20822.