Auction 111, Lot 776

"The Book of Minnesota. Development, Resources, Enterprise and Beauty of the North Star State",

Subject: Miscellaneous - Minnesota

Period: 1903 (dated)

Publication: The Pioneer Press Company

Color: Printed Color

16 x 21.5 inches
40.6 x 54.6 cm

The title page continues, "Wealth, Power and Progress and a Growth Unequaled by Any of Her Sister States in the New Northwest." Contents include "Splendid Public Buildings, Palatial Homes, Good Roads and Good Government" according to further text on the title page. The contents are profusely illustrated and provide the political and commercial history of Minnesota in great detail. Tipped in at back is a large map titled "Railroad Commissioners' 1903 Map of Minnesota Corrected to January 1, 1903" (27" x 39.5"). In mint condition, this is a beautiful, printed color map that details the routes of 28 railroads through line and coloring. The map features remarkable detail throughout and is bounded in decorative borders. Hardbound in green cloth, frontispiece, title page, 128 pp., map.


Condition: A

A little bumping of corners and some soiling on part of cover. Contents and map fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 6/8/2005