San Francisco: Published by the California Immigrant Union, Printed by A. L. Bancroft & Co. 1870. 2nd edition (Cowan II, p. 7; Howes C-36). Issued same year as the first edition. 64, 16, [34 ]pp. Last leaf blank. Folding map showing route to California for the "Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R.R. Line". T.p. vignette. 2 page map of California. Full-page wood engraving of Grand Hotel. 2 page map of "J. T. Little's San Joaquin Valley". Other cuts, primarily in adverts. 8vo. 8-5/8" x 5-7/8". Printed peach-colored wrappers. General wear, with 1/2" paper loss to spine ends. With California Immigrant Uniton stamp to upper right of front wrapper. Light staining to text-block. Small bit of biopredation to top margin of last 8 leaves [no text affected]. Withal, a VG copy of an uncommon item. Item #34263
A propaganda piece, published to encourage additional settlement in the state. Filled with pertinent data & factoids on the era.