Auction 130, Lot 164

"Map of Wabash with its Connections", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: United States

Period: 1902 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

31 x 16.3 inches
78.7 x 41.4 cm

This fine railroad timetable map folds into pictorial covers and text promoting the St. Louis World's Fair 1904. The brightly colored map takes up the majority of one side. The rail route is shown in bold black line with all stops and stations named. Bold red overprinting above and below the map reads "The World's Fair Will be Held in St. Louis, 1904." Victorian cartouche displays title as given above. Verso contains extensive routes and timetables. Self-folds into 18-panel brochure (4" x 8.6") with identical front and rear covers, "Wabash", featuring a picture of Niagara Falls.


Condition: A

Cover has slight soiling at edges and two panels have very small splits at fold intersections. Otherwise a clean and bright example.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/2/2009