Antique Map Auction Sale No. 110 - closed 3/2/2005
This is an exceedingly scarce, folding railroad map of the United States. The colorful map distinguishes counties and includes superb insets of Yosemite Falls, San Francisco, New Orleans, vicinity of New York City (with the Statue of Liberty), vicinity of Boston and vicinity of Chicago. The map itself shows railroad lines, projected railroads, railroad stations, roads, county seats, and forts. The map was designed to encourage German immigration to the western states. The coloring is very bright, to match the decidedly optimistic (expansionist) flavor of the map. Folds to 10 x 15" with brown paper adhered to one section. Missing slipcase. Published by Haasis and Lubrecht.