Auction 136, Lot 318

"Map of the Rail-Roads of the State of New York Prepared Under the Direction of William B. Taylor, State Engineer and Surveyor by S.H. Sweet, Dep State Engr. & Survr.", Sweet, S.H.

Subject: New York - Railroads

Period: 1863 (dated)


Color: Black & White

29.8 x 24 inches
75.7 x 61 cm

Very early map showing the Oil Region in northwestern Pennsylvania. It names numerous railroad lines along with those under construction and proposed routes. A table, Length of Rail Roads in Operation, lists 53 railroads and branches. Published by Weed, Parsons and Co., Albany, NY. A very handsome map, with decorative borders and a fine vignette of a train. The reference given is for an earlier, 1857, edition by Vaughan.

References: cf Modelski (US) 263.

Condition: B+

Issued folded and now flattened. A tiny binding tear in the blank margin has been expertly repaired.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/1/2011