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Stock# 11765
Description

Extremely rare early map of Colorado, by Bonsall & Kellogg.

The map covers the region from the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern border with Kansas, etc., with remarkable detail.

The map includes a general description of Colorado in the upper right corner, and table of distances and elevations in the lower right corner. Shows towns, counties, roads, railroad, ranches, forts, post offices, stations, mines, salt works, rivers, creeks, mountains, and a host of other details.

The earliest recorded map of Colorado by Bonsall & Kellogg is a Philadelphia imprinted, dated 1871. The Denver Public Library also holds a manuscript map of march, under command of Lieut. S.M. Bonsall, from Old Fort Lyon to Cheyenne Wells, Colorado Territory and back, June, 1868. Not in Wheat, Rumsey, Streeter, Decker, Howes, Ebserstadt, Denver Public Library, or the Library of Congress.

Includes an inscription of Col. E.F. Brown, Soldiers Home, Dayton, Ohio, April 26/74, and manuscript notes regarding Long's Peak and Pike's Peak, which probably correspond to the pencil notes on the map along the Arkansas and Republican Rivers, and various lines extending out from the Colorado Central Railroad.

Col. E.F. Brown was the Governor of the National Soldier's Home in Dayton, Ohio, who was apparently a New York Volunteer, during which time he lost an arm (Reed's Illustrated History of Montgomery County), and served as post-master in La Crosse County, KS, in 1877. The map includes a general description of Colorado in the upper right corner, and table of distances and elevations in the lower right corner. Shows towns, counties, roads, railroad, ranches, forts, post offices, stations, mines, salt works, rivers, creeks, mountains, and a host of other details. A nice copy of this remarkable rarity.

Condition Description
A few very minor fold splits and one repaired tear near cover, extending in about 5 inches into the map.