Lot 592: Proposed railroad routes across U.S. 1848

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:49

Lot 592: Author: Mills, Robert; Title: Map of the Country between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans [on sheet with] (World); Place Published: Washington; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1848; Description: Two lithographed maps on 1 sheet. 1st is 19.5x41.5 cm.; 2nd is 15.5x24 cm.A map promoting a transcontinental railroad route. Small world map, Americas in the center, with a descriptive text about how the railroad will "make us the center and thoroughfare for both [Asia & Europe]" Shows the proposed railroad route from Mississippi Valley to San Diego, Monterey and San Francisco with connections to Atlantic states. Condition: Fine, with folds as issued. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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