Wisconsin and Its Resources; With Lake Superior, its Commerce and Navigation.

Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1857. First edition.312pp, illus, 2 folding maps, [xii advts]. Original embossed cloth. Light edgewear, minor foxing, remarkably near fine with the gilt spine title and cover emblem still bright. This is the scarce first edition of an emigrant guide to Wisconsin, then only nine years a state. There are chapters on early history, agriculture, geology, lumber, principal towns, counties, land grants and public lands, and more. A ninety page section describes the environs of Lake Superior including mineral resources, principal towns and a tour around the lake. The folding maps (being A New Map of the State of Wisconsin, 16 x 13 inches; and Map of Lake Superior with its Rail Road & Steamboat Connection, 8 x 10 ) both by Desilver have some misfolds along the gutter edge but are otherwise bright and crisp, just like the rest of the book. Item #24697

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