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Auction 145, Lot 165

"Skeleton Map of Rail-Roads Between Cape Canso and St. Louis, Compiled under the Direction of the Committee Appointed by the City Council of Boston...", Chesbrough, E. S.

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1851 (dated)


Color: Black & White

31.3 x 23.5 inches
79.5 x 59.7 cm
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Shows the proposed, under construction, and existing railroads from Nova Scotia to the Mississippi River. Distances are provided between locations on the existing track system. Beyond the railroads and locations along the track, only larger rivers are shown, giving the map its "skeleton" name. Includes insets of the railroads in Massachusetts and Boston at bottom. Printed on thin, banknote-style paper.

References: Modelski #79.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint offsetting and toning along the folds.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/12/2013