1869 Watson - New Rail­ Road and Distance Map of the United States and Canada [framed]

Watson's exquisite 1869 large-format railroad map

Title:

Watson's New Rail­ Road and Distance Map of the United States and Canada

Map maker:

Gaylord Watson

Place and Year:

New York, 1869

Dimensions:

Map size: 93 x 127 cm (36.75 x 50 in)

Technique:

Lithograph

Coloring:

Original wash color

Condition Rating:

VG+

10,000.00
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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

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.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00160

REFERENCES

Andrew Modelski Railroad maps of the United States 52 (1871 edition); Rumsey 3436 (1871 edition); Phillips p. 920.

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