"Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa. Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Locations of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets. Canals, Rail and Stage Roads.", Smith, J. Calvin
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Subject: Central United States
Period: 1854 (dated)
Publication: Colton's Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide
This beautifully engraved pocket map was issued as a guide for travelers and immigrants. It is densely filled with information on Stage Roads, railroads, political divisions, towns and villages, watershed and canals. The areas of Minnesota and northern Wisconsin are sparsely settled. Two large tables lists the routing and distances for Steam Boat Routes throughout the area. The map is embellished with a decorative floral border and the engraved vignette "Maidens Rock, Lake Pepin on the Mississippi." Published in Colton's Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide including 89 pp. of informative text and 23 pp. of advertisements for the Colton firm. Published by J.H. Colton, 86 Cedar Street.
References: cf. Karpinski, L.C. (MI) p.260.
Issued folding with a few short splits at fold intersections resulting in minor loss just to the left of Chicago with some small scattered stains above the title cartouche. Covers are somewhat worn and bumped, and the map has been separated from the back cover.