Auction 125, Lot 152

"Map of the Missouri Pacific Ry, Missouri, Kansas and Texas Ry. St Louis, Iron Mountain and So. Ry. International and Gt. Northern R.R. Central Branch U.P.R.R. St. Louis, Ft. Scott and Wichita R.R. Little Rock, Miss. River and Texas Ry. And Connections.", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: United States

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
30.8 x 16.8 inches
78.2 x 42.7 cm

This is a folding map and timetable for the Missouri Pacific route, which used the railroads of the Missouri Pacific; Missouri, Kansas and Texas; St. Louis, Iron Mountains and Southern, International and Great Northern, Central Branch of the Union Pacific, and several more. The major routes originate in St. Louis and travel westward though Missouri and to the south into Indian Territory and Texas. The map shows, in small line, all railroads in the United States as well as numerous ocean routes. With a nice agriculture-themed inset titled "Farm Scene, Southern Kansas" and another showing a "View at Galveston, Texas" with ships and a formation of ducks in the foreground. This great piece of railroad ephemera has an extensive timetable opposite the map. The timetable side is printed in light blue and black and has a decorative logo on the folded front cover. The timetable was printed by Rand McNally & Co. and is dated February 1, 1887. A great ephemeral piece that documents the continuing westward rush during the 19th century.

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Condition: B+

This is a lovely example that is in near fine condition. A couple very small fold intersection splits, and one bit of loss on the right of the map, jus into the neatline.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008

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