Publication: Land Department, Northern Pacific Railroad Company, 1872, New York
First edition. Printed wrappers, 32pp. Illustrations, tables, & 2 maps. Map on inside of front wrapper, 7.75" x 5.25," entitled: Map of Northern Pacific Lands In Minnesota. Identifies lands offered across northern Minnesota from the Red River to Lake Superior. Map on outer rear wrapper, 7.875" x 5.125," entitled: Map Of The Northern Pacific Railroad And Its Connections. Northern Pacific Railroad lands shown stretching from Lake Superior & St. Paul to the Puget Sound on a map that includes the southern half of Canada, most of the United States, and a small portion of northwestern Mexico. Both maps produced by National Railway Publication Co., Philadelphia. A detailed description of the lands owned by the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in Minnesota including much information regarding agricultural and economic potential for the area, the climate, the cost of establishing a home, and general promotional information of interest to potential settlers. Includes 3 page "Prospectus" for potential investors, prepared by "Jay Cooke & Co., Philadelphia, New York and Washington, Financial Agents Northern Pacific Railroad Company. Minor wear and chipping to edges of wrappers, not affecting maps or text. Very good copy of a very scarce Northern Pacific Railroad promotion, in protective slipcase.
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