New York: J. H. Colton & Co.. Very Good. 1856. Map. An early detailed pocket map of Illinois. Red cloth blind embossed boards with rubbed surfaces and gilt imprint. Somewhat blackened discolored area on rear lower corner, spine head worn off. The brightly hand-colored map sheet has light soil, edge fold splits and fold corner holes and measures 41" x 27 1/2". Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, was a Methodist minister who roamed the state preaching and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of Illinois. ; 5 3/4" x 4" . (Inventory #: 011455)
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