Auction 122, Lot 337

"Map of the Water Shed and Territory of the Trinity River, Also All of the Railway Lines in the River Belt and Its Vicinity", U.S. Government

Subject: Texas

Period: 1900 (published)

Publication: HR Doc. 409, 56th Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

Size:
21 x 39 inches
53.3 x 99.1 cm

This uncommon sheet shows eastern Texas from Indian Territory to the Gulf detailing the system of locks and dams proposed to make the Trinity River navigatable between Dallas and the Gulf. The canal was never built. The map details an extensive railroad network with all lines named. Extends east and west to include Nacogdoches and Comanche, and north to show Indian Territory. Bold titling and large arrow-style pointer with compass rose embellish the map. A rarely seen issue.

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Condition: A+

Bright, clean example with the slightest hint of toning at some folds. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007

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