Auction 124, Lot 180

"Map Showing the Pacific Railways and Their Branches", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: United States Pacific Railway Commission

Color: Printed Color

32.8 x 22.5 inches
83.3 x 57.2 cm

Map of the western United States showing relief by hachure, drainage, cities, towns, and the extensive railroad network that existed west of the Mississippi. The network is colored-coded to show the Union Pacific, Central Pacific, Central Branch U.P.R.R., Sioux City and Pacific, Southern Pacific, and 'Portions Aided by U.S. Bonds'. This map shows the network at a time of rapid growth and prior to the business depression of 1893 that resulted in bankruptcy and reorganization of the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Terrific detail throughout. Published in Senate Document No. 51, 50th Congress, 1st Session.


Condition: A

Folding as issued. Fine color and impression with original margins. A couple small fold intersection splits, a small missing piece in upper blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300


Closed on 5/7/2008