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Auction 182, Lot 195

"Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa. Showing the Township Lines of the United States Surveys... [bound in] The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide...", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: Central United States

Period: 1853 (published)


Color: Hand Color

26.3 x 21 inches
66.8 x 53.3 cm
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This attractive pocket map was issued as part of a guide for travelers and immigrants heading west. 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 list 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." The map is accompanied by an 89-page guide and extensive 23-page catalog of maps, charts, and books published by Colton. Folds into gilt embossed green cloth covers (4.0 x 5.9") with title "Colton's Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide."

References: cf. Karpinski p. 260.

Condition: A

The map is clean, bright, and near fine with a few tiny splits at the fold junctions. Boards have light wear and are somewhat bowed.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 4/28/2021