New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1854. Hardcover. An early and detailed pocket map of Illinois, in rare fine condition. Black decoratively stamped binding with bright gilt imprint is heavily rubbed and front board is detached with parts of the spine missing. The hand-colored map measures 41 1/2"" x 27 1/2". Engraved by S. Stiles, New York. 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, traveled Illinois as a Methodist preacher and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of the state. ; 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" . (Inventory #: 011508)
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