Auction 111, Lot 243

"Map of the Rail-Roads of the State of New York Prepared Under the Direction of William B. Taylor, State Engineer and Surveyor by S.H. Sweet, Dep State Engr. & Survr.", Sweet, S.H.

Subject: New York and Pennsylvania (Oil Fields)

Period: 1864 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

28.5 x 24 inches
72.4 x 61 cm

Very early map showing the Oil Region in northwestern Pennsylvania. Names Oil City, Titusville, and the Oil Creek Railroad. A table, Length of Rail Roads in Operation, list 53 railroads and branches. Published by C. Van Benthuysen, Albany. A very handsome map, printed in blue with decorative borders and a fine vignette of a train. The reference given is for an earlier, 1857, edition by Vaughan.

References: cf Modelski (US) 263.

Condition: A

Good impression on fine paper. Very lightly toned on folds, else fine.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/8/2005