New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1855. Hardcover. An early and detailed pocket map of Illinois. Black decoratively stamped binding with bright gilt imprint has rubbing and black tape on spine. The clean hand-colored map measures 42 1/2" x 28" and is in very good condition with a few fold corner holes. 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. No copies from this year found on OCLC. ; 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" . (Inventory #: 011495)
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