Auction 126, Lot 141

"The Great Railroad Routes to the Pacific, and Their Connections", Gorlinski, Joseph

Subject: United States

Period: 1869 (dated)

Publication: Rep. Com. No. 219, 40th Cong., 3d Sess.

Color: Black & White

27.5 x 14 inches
69.9 x 35.6 cm

A terrific railroad map that is most notable in its depiction of the Golden Spike area in Utah: the entire track is shown completed except for 50 miles between Weber Canyon and Fort Bridger! As far as we know this is the only railroad map with this unique depiction published just days before the completion. Scores of railroads are located throughout the country, including complete and projected lines; the Northern & Southern Pacific Trunk lines are shown in bold lines. Published by the American Photo-Lithographic Company using "Osborne's Process." The map is bound in the original 33-page report to the Senate from the Committee on the Pacific Railroad


Condition: B+

Folding as issued with a short tear at binding trim. A little light offsetting or foxing. Report is clean and free from foxing save the outside page.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/3/2008