Lot 614: Traveling map of U.S. by J. Calvin Smith 1849

PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:53

Lot 614: Author: Smith, John Calvin; Title: A New Map for Travelers through the United States of America, Showing the Railroads, Canals & Stage Roads; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Sherman & Smith; Date Published: 1849; Description: Engraved map, hand-colored in outline. 53,5x67.5 cm (21x23¾"), laid down on modern backing board.Detailed, well-engraved and quite attractive map, the main portion being of the eastern half of the continental United States, with parts of Texas, Nebraska, and Western Territory present. There are insets of "Oregon, Northern California Santa Fe Etc." (with California encompassing present Nevada & Utah, Oregon occupyng the entire northwest and abutting on an enlarged Nebraska); New England; rail routes from New York to Philadelphia, and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.; and rail and canal routes from Albany to Buffalo. Issued in Smith's New Guide for Travelers Throughout the United States of America. Condition: Edges trimmed affecting border in places; wrinkled when glued down on the backing boards; still very good, coloring bright. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $400-600
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