THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY OFFERS FOR SALE OVER 1,500,000 ACRES, SELECTED FARMING AND WOOD LANDS IN TRACTS OF FORTY ACRES AND UPWARDS, TO SUIT PURCHASERS, ON LONG CREDITS AND AT LOW RATES OF INTEREST, SITUATED ON EACH SIDE OF THEIR RAILROAD, EXTENDING ALL THE WAY FROM THE EXTREME NORTH TO THE SOUTH OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
Chicago: Illinois Central Rail Road Office, 1857. First Edition. Softcover. 80pp. Bound in at front: Outline Map of Illinois; Railway Guide to the Illinois Central Rail Road Lands (double-page map); woodcut frontispiece, "Prairie Scene in Illinois." Six woodcuts in the text. Bound in at back: four pages of broadside-style ads printed in diaplay type on lavender stock. (1) "Passengers for St. Louis, Jacksonville, Naples, Kansas and Nebraska, should procure their tickets, via Illinois Central R. Road...." (2) "Great Western and Michigan Central Railway Line, only direct route, via Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge...." (3) Great Reduction of Fare! For St. Paul! Great Western Mail Route. Galena and Chicago Union Rail Road...." (4) "Passengers for St. Paul should be particular and call for tickets via Dunleith ... Having Twelve Splendid Steamers...." Bound in printed wrappers with prairie scene on cover. 9" x 5.5" Very Good. Item #040173
[Byrd, Illinois Imprints 2683. Buck, Travel and Description 559.].