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Auction 147, Lot 188

"Map of the Union Central Great Trans-Continental Railroad and Its Connections from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast", Crofutt, George A.

Subject: Western United States, Railroads

Period: 1873 (circa)


Color: Black & White

27.5 x 6 inches
69.9 x 15.2 cm

This folding map depicts the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad from Omaha to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay. The map is surrounded by various advertisements for jewelry, canned goods, clothing and sewing machines to name a few. A table at right shows the passenger fares from San Francisco to various ports in Asia. On the verso is a small map (7.7 x 6") of the newly constructed railroad bridge over the Missouri River between Omaha and Council Bluffs which connected this line with points east. This map was originally included in one of Crofutt’s tourist guides. The full sheet with advertisements measures 32.5 x 10".


Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint toning along one fold with a few fold separations that have been closed on verso with archival tape. There are a few minor chips in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 11/20/2013