First edition. 8vo. Original light blue, printed wrappers, 48 pp., folding map. Announces that the first 16 miles of railroad from Denver to Morrison Springs have been constructed. Includes the complete information from the engineer's report on each section of the railroad, geographical descriptions of the route, and probable expenses. The beautifully colored folding map COLORADO, 39.3 x 58.6 cm (15 1/2" x 23 1/4") is brightly colored and quite crisp. It depicts the counties which are shaded in pink, green, and buff, and the mining region that is shown in silver. Rail lines are shown in red and wagon roads throughout the territory from Denver through Fairplay and Summit to "Arkansas Valley," about where Buena Vista is now located, just north of Salida. Locates numerous small communities and towns, including the mythical "San Luis Lake" south of Saguache. Also shows the routes of the Kansas Pacific, Denver Pacific, Colorado Central, D & BV, Denver & Rio Grande, etc. Not in Howes, Streeter Sale, Graff, or Eberstadt. A rare report and map, both in exceptionally fine condition. Housed in a cloth 4-point folding case with a leather label on spine and titles stamped in gold gilt.
Inventory Number: 41901