A Fine Copy of the Best Handbook
Hosea B. Horn. Horn's Overland Guide, From the U.S.
Indian Sub-Agency, Council Bluffs, on the Missouri River, to the
City of Sacramento, In California; Containing a Table of
Distances...With a Complete and Accurate Map. New
York: Published by J. H. Colton [Stereotyped by Wm. J. Baner],
1852. First edition, second issue with "Opinions of the Press" on
page 5. Sixteenmo. 84, 18 advertisement pages. Large folding map
bound in back: "Map to Illustrate Horn's Overland Guide to
California and Oregon" (approximately 21" x 14") by J. H. Colton.
The routes are highlighted in red. Publisher's original
blind-stamped blue cloth with titles lettered in gilt on the front
board. Edges of pages speckled blue. Discoloration to the spine and
lower corner of the front board; otherwise internally fine. A
for the Central Route
"A small work highly useful in its time. It is in itinerary form, and of interest, as showing how minutely observations had been made at almost every mile of the tedious and frequently dangerous route." (Cowan). "Best handbook for the central route available at the time." (Howes). "This is one of the best of the guides, as it is one of the few where the distances were closely measured. It is also interesting for the advertisements of many of the ferries, hotels and the like along the Iowa part of the route. These, with a running heading 'Business Advertisements,'...The routes to Salt Lake City, California and Oregon are marked on the map which extends from slightly east of the Mississippi to the Pacific.'' (Streeter).
References: Cowan I page 114; Graff 1952; Howes H641; Kurutz 343; Sabin 33021; Streeter 3170; Wagner-Camp 214; Wheat Gold Rush 105.
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