New York: Geo. A. Crofutt, Publisher, 1874. 160pp. Quarto [25.5 cm] Green limp cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front panel. Very good. Rebacked with matching green. New gray endsheets and pastedowns. Item #529
Complete with the five fold-outs 'Transcontinental Railroad Time Table'; 'Map of the Great Trans-Continental Railroad' [25 cm x 83 cm] (which is split at the first fold); 'Crofutt's New Map of Omaha and Council Bluffs, showing the New Railroad Bridge over the Missouri River, connecting the Two Cities' [32 cm x 40] ; 'Crofutt's New Map of Salt Lake City' [23 cm x 33 cm]; 'Yellowstone National Park' [23 cm x 23 cm].
Profusely illustrated travel guide for travels by train into the American West. Lengthy section on Utah and the Mormons.
"The descriptions cover a scope of country over two thousand miles in length, and hundreds of miles in width; a vast empire as it were; a country that only a few years ago was almost wholly unexplored and unknown to the white race. But since the completion of the Pacific Railroad it has been occupied by over half a million people of the most adventurous, active, honest, and progressive white people that the world can produce." - preface
Uncommon quarto size printing. Flake/Draper 2595a. Moffat 108.