Auction 124, Lot 170

"The Northern Pacific Railroad and Connections", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: United States - Western & Central

Period: 1895 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
34.5 x 22.5 inches
87.6 x 57.2 cm

Attractive, large map showing the route of the railroad from Ashland and Minneapolis to the Pacific coast. The map covers nearly the entire western United States, omitting only the southern half of Texas. There are dozens of connecting routes and hundreds of stops named along the way. Table at bottom lists the towns on the route as well as connections. At top is a large black area with script wording that states the Northern Pacific trains "are never without dining cars day or night." On the verso are timetables, advertisements and text describing the country traversed by the railroad with a full panel devoted to Yellowstone Park. Great wood engravings show the elaborate first-class dining car of the Pullman sleepers and of the sleeper's interior. Self folds into covers featuring the black and yellow logo of the "Northern Pacific R.R. Yellowstone Park Line." The map is copyrighted by Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago.

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Condition: A

The map has a few short intersectional fold splits, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008

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