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Rare first edition of this striking large format map of the West, published by Henry T. Williams, with handwritten notes, including a note relating to the notorious stagecoach robber, Black Bart, who operated in northern California and southern Oregon from 1875 to 1883.
The map is bound into a copy of The Pacific Tourist
Williams map of the west follows the Transcontinental Railroad west from Omaha to San Francisco, and along with a number of other early railroad lines in the west. The train stations along each route are shown and named, along with several proposed routes. The map is one of the best examples of the colorful and inviting maps used to promote tourist travel to the west.
The 1876 map is the first of two editions, the second of which was issued in 1877 (date in the title box). There are a number of changes in the second edition, including the following:
An important map of the period, with remarkable contemporary annotations.
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