"Map Showing the Line of the Norfolk and Western and Shenandoah Valley Railroads and Their Connection with the Virginia, Tennessee & Georgia Air Line [with report] First Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company", Colton, G.W. & C.B.
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1881 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.6 x 19.1 inches
65 x 48.5 cm
This very detailed map of the eastern United States shows the extensive railroad network. The tracks of the Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia Air Line are highlighted in red, with the Louisville and Nashville system in blue. Concentric circles are drawn showing the distance from various points to Roanoke, Va, with a table of distances at bottom. The map is still bound into the back of the First Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Norfolk & Western Railroad Company. 51 pp., 8vo with light blue paper wrappers.
Issued folding, the map is clean and bright with light toning along a couple of folds and just a few splits at fold intersections. Text and wrappers are in excellent condition, although back cover is beginning to detach.