Auction 125, Lot 201

"Map of the Texas & Pacific Railway and Connections",

Subject: Central United States and Texas

Period: 1899 (dated)

Publication: Annual Report of the Directors of the Texas and Pacific Railway Co.

Color: Printed Color

Size:
23 x 18 inches
58.4 x 45.7 cm

This large folding map is beautifully colored to show an extensive network of railroads. Centered on Texas, the rail systems spread throughout much of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Each railroad is named and delineated with overprinted color, with all rail stations named. The map is bound in 52-page Annual Report of the Directors of the Texas and Pacific Railway Co. to the Stockholders for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31st, 1899. At the time the company had 1414 miles of track with traveled over 92 bridges and 2710 trestles. The Income Account reveals more than $75 million was spent on new locomotives and $87 million on new cars. Also, the historical revenue per ton decreased from $3.11 in 1890 to $2.20 in 1899. Printed on fine paper with watermark by the J.C. Rankin Co., 34 Cortlandt St., N.Y. A fascinating map and report.

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Condition: A

The map has a little offsetting, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008

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