The States and Territories of The Great West; Including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and Nebraska; Their Geography, History, Advantages, Resources, and Prospects; Comprising Their Local History, Institut
Publisher: Miller, Orton, and Mulligan. Buffalo: E.F. Beadle
Place: New York and Auburn
xii+-352+[12 ad] pages with 1 folding map, plates, tables and Illustrations. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in publisher's original brown cloth with gilt design and lettering to spine with pictorial in gilt on cover, decorative cover blind stamped cover with ruled edges. First edition.
"Far West" in the United States in 1856 was generally meant the states east of the Mississippi River. The only states west of the river were Texas and California, the rest were still territories. It was around this time period that the lumbering was taking a foothold in Michigan that spiraled into a lumbering boom that last for about four decades.
Map drawn by E.F. Beadle and published by Miller, Orton & Mulligan. This map, interesting and infrequently offered, extends from Ohio to the Rocky Mountains, north of the Ohio River and shows Nebraska Territory (created in 1854), west of Minnesota and north of Kansas. Kansas extends to the Rocky Mountains and includes the regions allocated to the Arapahos & Cheyennes. The Indian Territory is indicated for the Cherokees. Original outline color with red showing railroad detail extending west to Iowa City.
Some sunning and staining on covers, a bit of wrinkling to cloth on lower edge of front cover. Corners and extremities bumped with some wear. Minor loss on head and tail. Ink ownership signature on front free endpaper. Damp-staining on preliminary sheets, including folding map. Map with tears, creasing, cellophane tape repairs, and some fold separations. A good copy which is very good internally.
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