1869 Watson - New Rail Road and Distance Map of the United States and Canada [framed]
Watson's exquisite 1869 large-format railroad map
Watson's New Rail Road and Distance Map of the United States and Canada
New York, 1869
Map size: 93 x 127 cm (36.75 x 50 in)
Original wash color
Stylishly framed, striking map of the U.S. as far west as Nebraska, Kansas and Texas. Engraved by Fisk & Russell, New York. The large title cartouche incorporates the locomotive "San Francisco."
On each side is a long list of railroads with their mileage and cost of roads and equipment. At the top is a large inset depicting the routes of the Uniion Pacific Railroad. To the right are insets of the New York, Philadelphia, and Boston areas.
Expert high-quality framing -- aged industrial steel finish by Larson. Oxidized metal fillet. Archival mounting, backed and glazed; Museum Plexiglass®.
Map is in excellent condition. Backed on archival linen.
Andrew Modelski Railroad maps of the United States 52 (1871 edition); Rumsey 3436 (1871 edition); Phillips p. 920.