A HIGHLY ORNAMENTAL RAILROAD MAP

 

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AUTHOR:

PERRIS, WILLIAM

TITLE:

A New and Complete Rail Road Map of the United States compiled from Reliable Sources … Presented by the Home Insurance Company of New York. [New York, 1858].

CONDITION:

Full original color, 22 x 32 3/4”. Old folds, removed from cloth clovers. A couple of repaired tears, else very nice condition.

DATE:

1858

DESCRIPTION:

A highly ornamental map of the eastern half of the United States, designed to show all railroads, finished and under construction. The map was evidently designed as a promotional piece for the Home Insurance Company, and a mammoth elaborate cartouche at right contains information on the Company. The map is enclosed in a decorative border with a vignette of a train superimposed at lower center.

REFERENCES:

Modelski, Railroad Maps of the United States, 35.

Inventory No. 8484

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