Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 249

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(TRAVEL.) [Steele, Oliver G.] Steele's Western Guide Book, and Emigrant's Directory . . . of New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin . . . with an Appendix Containing the Routes to Oregon and California. 2 folding maps, one of them hand-colored. 72 pages. 12mo, publisher's cloth gilt, spine sunned, minimal wear; moderate foxing, short repaired tear to the large midwestern map. Buffalo, NY, 1849

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17th and final edition, but only the second to include California: "Since the discovery of the new world by Columbus, there has not been such an unsettling of the foundations of society. . . . Yes--we own the country from sea to sea." Also discusses "the recent discoveries of immense gold mines." The smaller map notes the area along California's Feather River as "Gold Region." The 16th and 17th editions are also the only to include Iowa and Minnesota. This edition not mentioned in Severance's Buffalo Imprints, or in either of McMurtrie's supplements to Severance. Sabin 91143; Wagner-Camp 173c; Wheat, Transmississippi West III:645 and pages 82-83.