The First Map to Mention Dallas, Texas

    J. Calvin Smith. A New Guide for Travelers Through the United States of America, Containing All the Railroad, Stage, and Steamboat Routes, With the Distances from Place to Place. Accompanied by a Large and Accurate Map. New York: Published by Sherman & Smith, 1851 [i. e., 1846, as this copy has the later title page mounted on a stub, with the remainder of the copy being that of the 1846 edition]. First edition. Sixteenmo. 80, [2, blank] pages. With a large, colored folding map bound at the rear, with an inset of Oregon, California and Santa Fe. Publisher's blue embossed cloth with gilt titles and decorative stamping on the front cover. Some soiling to the boards. Minor occasional foxing. Some minor fold separations, with amateur clear tape repairs to the verso of the map. Very good condition. Contains the first mention of Dallas, Texas on a map. Sabin 82929.

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