Auction 130, Lot 209

"Map of the Texas & Pacific Railway and Connections", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: South-Central United States

Period: 1903 (dated)

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

Color: Printed Color

Size:
23 x 17.8 inches
58.4 x 45.2 cm

This large folding map uses red overprinting to detail the line between New Orleans, Shreveport, Dallas, Fort Worth and terminating in El Paso. A loop line travels from Marshall to Texarkana to Sherman and then south to Fort Worth. A few short spur lines are delineated including to Thibodeaux and Marksville. Centered on Texas, the extensive rail system spreads throughout much of Louisiana, Arkansas, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. Also named and delineated with green overprinted color; the Texas & Pacific, San Antonio Div. Int. & Gt. Nor. Gulf Railroads and several more, with all rail stations noted. Connections reach Pueblo, Wichita, Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, to mention a few. There is good detail of towns and wagon roads of the day. Compared to the 1900 edition offered in auction 126, this map shows an expanding railroad network including additional rail into Natchez. Bound into original 59-page report "Annual Report of the Directors of the Texas and Pacific Railway Co. to the Stockholders for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31st, 1903."

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Condition: A

Map is clean and bright with a short binding trim tear and a small area of discoloration where pasted into report. The disbound report is fine, clean and bright with no flaws.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/2/2009

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