Western U.S. Emigration 1856 American West Westward Routes Calif. Gold & TexasBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, American West, United States).
The Garden of the World, on the Great West; Its History, Its Wealth, Its Natural Advantages and its Future. Also Comprising a Complete Guide to Emigrants with a Full Description of the Different Routes Westward.
Published 1856, Boston by Wentworth and Company.
396 pages. Text in English. With numerous wood engraved illustrations of state seals.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed (stamped in blind) spine and cover decorations.
Note worthy for the description of gold mining in California as well as discussions of Texas, crossing the continent, etc.
Includes information on Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon, Washington Territory" and California; Information to Kansas Emigrants; Constitution of American Settlement Co.; Octagon Settlement Company; Vegetarian Settlement Company; Rivers; and, Routes to the West.
Book remains overall clean, well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the small age stains of minor flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Interior contents display pleasing age patina, with light to moderate spotting throughout.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.