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Auction 130, Lot 161

"A New and Correct Map of the Chicago & North-Western Railway and its Connections…", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: Northern United States

Period: 1880 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

42.3 x 15.3 inches
107.4 x 38.9 cm
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This large map shows the rail network between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest to include all of Colorado, Utah and most of California. Also extends eastward to include all of New England. Throughout the map hundreds of railroads are shown and named, but the lines of the Chicago and North-Western Railway are delineated in bold lines with all rail stations located and named. The map contains an additional title along the top neatline "Geographically Correct Map of the Chicago & North-Western R'y and its Connections." This great piece of railroad ephemera has an extensive timetable opposite the map. The large 24 panel printed color railroad timetable and map self fold into fancy color covers with an additional map. On the timetable side are advertisements for connecting lines to the Black Hills, various Pacific Ocean destinations via steamers, stage line routes connecting to the Union Pacific Railroad, Pullman Hotel Dinning and Sleeping Cars, and more. Dated April 18, 1880.


Condition: B+

The map has a small loss at blank bottom border, some small fold intersection splits and a light pink stain in mostly blank area of title with a ghost stain in one panel to the left.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 12/2/2009