Auction 148, Lot 191

"Map and Profile of the Route of the Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad...", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Delaware, Maryland

Period: 1835 (circa)


Color: Black & White

27.2 x 7.4 inches
69.1 x 18.8 cm

This rare, early railroad survey was compiled by J. Trautwine under the direction of W. Strickland and published in the Journal of the Franklin Institute. The map covers the route of this proposed railway from Wilmington, Delaware to Charlestown, Maryland. Detail includes waterways, roads, villages and towns, and structures with owners’ names. The map was lithographed by Lehman & Duval Lith. and has a scale of 1 inch to a mile.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on a bright sheet which has been remargined at right to repair a few edge chips and tears with very minor loss of neatline. Faint toning along one fold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014