Auction 149, Lot 181

"Chicago & North-Western Ry. [with] The Camp on the Brule A Reminiscence: Enthusiastic Spasmodic Didactic Everything but Poetic or Prosaic",

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1887 (published)


Color: Printed Color

20 x 13.3 inches
50.8 x 33.8 cm

This promotional brochure for the Brule River area in northern Wisconsin includes 20 pages of poetic text and illustrations extolling the virtues of camping in what the author calls the "Adirondacks of the Northwest," the region "anywhere south of Lake Superior, reaching down half-way into Wisconsin, then west and northwest." The individual pages of the pamphlet are embellished with sketches of camp scenes and outdoor activities, inviting the reader to plan a visit. Attached to the back cover of the brochure is a bird's-eye view showing the rail lines and topography of the entire northern portion of the country bounded on the east by Lake Michigan and the Rocky Mountains to the west, demonstrating the ease with which to reach this idyllic part of the country. Published on behalf of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway. Octavo, in original olive pictorial wrappers.


Condition: B+

The brightly colored map has numerous fold separations that have all been closed on verso with archival tape and a few minor spots in the image. The text and illustrations are very clean and bright while the covers have some soiling and have separated.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/21/2014