First edition. Fold-out pamphlet [21.5 cm x 10.5 cm] that contains a pictorial map [21.5 cm x 75.5 cm] on one side and descriptions of Salt Lake, Utah and the Mormons on the reverse side, 16 panels, illustrated. This is the smaller New Wilson Hotel version, of this lovely route map. Captivating map of the Mormon Trail from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Great Salt Lake, which depicts the physical features of the countryside, the mountains, rivers, waterfalls, trees, etc. Also, wagons and trekkers on the trail, Indian encampments, buffalo, and more. A truly marvelous depiction of one of the great episodes in American history, produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the journey. This detailed image was produced with the aid of Apostle Franklin D. Richards, the church historian, in 1899. The map is illustrated by showing the daily progress of the group stop-by-stop as they made their way to Salt Lake City. Uncommon
Folds as issued. An old water stain to the front cover and age toning to the front cover that depicts a picture of the New Wilson Hotel. Overall a good copy of a scarce item.
Inventory Number: 46255