Auction 122, Lot 241

"Map Exhibiting the Leading Transportation Lines of the Pacific Coast. Prepared for the Report of the Bureau of Statistics on the Internal Commerce of the United States", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1887 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

22.5 x 20.5 inches
57.2 x 52.1 cm

Prepared for the Bureau of Statistics, this large folding chart of the western United States that details rail and sea routes. Attractively colored with the western states highlighted in pink and the five major railroad systems shown in primary colors. Locates the routes of the Denver & Rio Grande (shown in black), the Canadian Pacific, Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. Shows the shipping routes of clipper and steamer ships to/from San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and several other coastal cities. Blank verso.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Very clean example with a few short edge separations, some repaired with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2007