Scarce map and guide for Iowa, published by John G. Wells.
Includes material on pre-emption of public lands, "Instructions to Settlers," mineral productions, "Various Avenues to Wealth" (including wool-growing and stock-raising), etc.
The full title of the book is:
Pocket Hand-Book of Iowa; Past, Present, and Prospective...Its History, Soil, Climate, Productions, Rivers, Lakes, Railroads, Institutions, Government, etc.... Illustrated with a New Railroad and Township Map
As noted on the Pocket Hand-Book title page, the work comprises a "concise delineation of the State, its history, soil, climate, productions, rivers, lakes, railroads, institutions, government, etc., with ample descriptions of the towns and counties, including their population, resources, etc., to which is prefixed pre-emption laws relating to the public lands, a copious synopsis of all U.S. land laws, and blank forms of documents.