Fairfield, Iowa / Philadelphia: Henn, Williams & Co. / R.L. Barnes, 1855. First Edition. Hardcover. Full-color folding map, 22" x 35". Folds into embossed red-cloth covers, gilt lettering on cover, 5.75" x 3.75". Near fine condition. Very Good. Item #040132
Drawn in 1854 and issued early in 1855, this map shows a "Great Western Mail & Emigrant Route to the Pacific" extending from Omaha. The first American settlers arrived in Iowa from the East in 1833. By 1855, the new state had become a magnet for homesteaders and settlers to work the rich land.