Auction 141, Lot 174

"Map of Plant System of Railway & Steamer Lines, and Connections", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Southeastern United States, Florida

Period: 1900 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
19 x 31.5 inches
48.3 x 80 cm

This wonderful, color lithographed map portrays the transportation system built by H. B. Plant and includes rail lines throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida and part of South Carolina. Includes steamship lines to Havana, Key West, and Nassau. On verso is an index of towns, villages and post offices. Folds into paper wrappers (4 x 8.3").

The Plant System operated a large network of standard gauge lines from 1860 until 1902 when the line was acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Earlier, the line operated from 1847 as the Savannah, Florida and Western Railway which was taken over by Henry B. Plant in 1860.

References:

Condition: A

There are a few small spots where the map is glued to the paper wrappers, else fine.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/5/2012

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