COLTON'S TRAVELER AND TOURIST'S GUIDE-BOOK THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES, containing brief descriptions of each, with the Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied by a Map, exhibiting the Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, Position of Cities, Villages, Settlements, etc. John Hutchins Colton.

COLTON'S TRAVELER AND TOURIST'S GUIDE-BOOK THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES AND TERRITORIES, containing brief descriptions of each, with the Routes and Distances on the Great Lines of Travel. Accompanied by a Map, exhibiting the Township Lines of the U.S. Surveys, the Boundaries of Counties, Position of Cities, Villages, Settlements, etc.

New York: J.H. Colton and Company, 1855. First Edition. Original Cloth. pp: 99, (1) tables of moneys, 36 publisher's catalogue; hand-colored, folding map at rear, opens to 22" x 24". Few spots of foxing to first and last few text leaves, map in excellent condition. Bound in red cloth, blind-stamped designs on both boards, gilt lettering on front cover. 6" x 3.75" Very Good. Item #039472

The Western States here are Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska. The eastern portion of the Northwest Territory, Ohio, had by 1855 attracted some two million settlers, while Minnesota had only six thousand. The text and map cover all the crossroads and villages west of Pennsylvania, including waystops along the Oregon Trail between Independence, Missouri and Oregon. About half-way along that trail, another intersects, the route to Sacramento via Lake Truckee, site of the Donner Party tragedy. Canals in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana are included in this guidebook. Provenance: Pencilled on the front free-endpaper is the signature of H. Dunbar.

Price: $750.00

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