"State of Missouri", General Land Office
Period: 1866 (dated)
Publication: Annual Report of the Commr. Genl. Land Office
Color: Hand Color
20.2 x 17.6 inches
51.3 x 44.7 cm
From the first year that large, colored, linen-backed state maps were issued by the GLO. There is good detail throughout, with particular emphasis on the location of railroads; North Missouri, Hannibal & St. Joseph, and the Pacific Railroad are shown, as well as the right-of-way for the Southern Pacific RR and the extent of its land grants. Also depicted are copper and iron deposits in hand color with a long note on the Iron Mountain region. First edition, and signed in the plate the Commissioner, Jos. S. Wilson. Lithographed by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #1388-9.
Original color and close binding trim in the left-hand corners, as issued. Backed with linen with toning, light scattered foxing, and a few small splits along the folds.