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Auction 109, Lot 153

"United States, Exhibiting the Railroads & Canals", Bradford, Thomas Gamaliel

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1835 (circa)

Publication: Comprehensive Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

Nice map covering the United States to just past the Mississippi River. It provides a very early look at railroads throughout the United States showing railroads chartered, under construction, and completed. There is also good detail of mountains, cities and rivers. The original outline coloring was hastily applied. It is a great example of the practice among publishers during this time frame of employing children to do map coloring. Includes the atlas text page with information on the canals and railroads.

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Condition: B

Faint stain under title, else fine.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/1/2004

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