Auction 112, Lot 291

"Map of the Texas Short Line",

Subject: Texas

Period: 1878 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

7 x 22 inches
17.8 x 55.9 cm

Railroad immigration broadside with boldly engraved map (5.4 x 11") detailing the emigrant routes. Bold multi-color lettering promoting the route from St. Louis to Texas. Verso has more lettering and ticket information. This advertising broadside features such marketing enticements as Emigrant Rates Reduced, 200 Pounds of Baggage FREE, Texas Rates Reduced and more. Published by the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and engraved by Woodward, Tiernan & Hale, Map Engravers St. Louis. Stamp of Henry Hannan, land agent, on map. A most interesting and scarce advertising broadside.


Condition: A

Good, clean impression on sound paper and original margins. Show through of text on verso due to thin paper.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/28/2005