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With Maps by Utah’s First Important Cartographer

32. [DIRECTORY: UTAH]. SLOAN, Edward L. (editor & compiler). Gazeteer [sic] of Utah , and Salt Lake City Directory...1874. Salt Lake City : " Salt Lake Herald" Publishing Company, 1874. [11]-299 [35 ads] pp. (plus ads on pastedowns), folded lithograph sheet on bank note paper, original full color, neat line to neat line: 38.1 x 31.5 cm, containing portrait of Brigham Young and 3 separate maps (all copyright 1874 in Utah by B. A. M. Froiseth and printed by the American Photo-Lithographic Company in New York): (1) Map of the Territory of Utah, neat line to neat line: 25 x 17.7 cm; (2) Great Salt Lake Valley, neat line to neat line: 15 x 10.3 cm; (3) Plat of Salt Lake City Utah, neat line to neat line: 15 x 11.5 cm. 8vo, original embossed dark brown pebble cloth, spine gilt lettered. Small voids at spine extremities (sympathetically restored), some retouching of corners, cloth slightly scuffed and worn, minor marginal staining and browning to text, map neatly reattached and slightly wrinkled, overall very good. On p. [11] is the contemporary signature in ink of Emmeline B. Wells and the later pencil signature of Ted Cannon. Laid in is publisher’s small printed broadside ad: The Live Paper of the Rocky Mountains . The Salt Lake Herald. Has the Largest Daily Circulation Between Chicago and Sacramento , And is without a Rival between those places in Vim, Interest and Intellect.

First edition. Bradford 4999. Flake 7756: “Chronological events of Utah, p. 22-23. Froiseth maps show railroads, mail routes, Gunnison’s route, insets of Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City.” Cf. Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West Vol. V, Part 2, pp. 278-279 & 1213 (listing the first appearance of the maps in 1870, which are illustrated op. p. 280). Bernard Arnold Martin Froiseth (1839-1922), a Norwegian, eventually settled in Salt Lake City and became Utah’s first important map maker (his ad for the second edition of his mining map of Utah is in the group of ads at the end). The compiler included a “Sketch of Mormonism,” a chronology of Utah history, sketches of counties, mining districts (pp. 112-171), government, churches, etc. The directory lists individuals and organizations with professions and addresses. ($1,000-2,000)

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