"Summer Homes Among the Green Hills of Vermont, and Along the Shores of Lake Champlain", Railroad Companies, (Various)
Subject: Vermont, New York
Period: 1895 (published)
Color: Printed Color
5.8 x 8.6 inches
14.7 x 21.8 cm
This promotional piece was published by the Central Vermont Railroad with the purpose of attracting visitors to the state who "make their plans and arrangements to quit regular homes for summer quarters." The 146 pages of text are filled with numerous illustrations, advertisements, and the following three maps:
Central Vermont Railroad and Connections (11.8 x 15.7"). Bird's-eye view of the region from New York City and Boston north to Montreal and Quebec depicting the Central Vermont lines in red overprinting. Connecting lines are shown in black.
Map of Lake Champlain (7.8 x 33.0"). Large folding map depicting the entirety of Lake Champlain in very good detail. Along the right side of the sheet are insets showing the Richelieu River to the north and the route from Whitehall to Fort Ticonderoga in the south.
Map of the Chateaugay Railroad (10.2 x 14.8"). Depicts the Chateaugay Railroad line in red overprinting from Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain to Lake Placid. Red dotted lines off this line indicate inns, lodges and houses. The topography of the region is prominently depicted via hachure. An inset at bottom connects this region by railroad to both Albany and New York City.
Octavo, original tan paper wrappers. Printed by the St. Albans Messenger Co.
The maps, text and illustrations are clean and bright. The map of the Chateaugay Railroad has a 1" binding tear at left. Paper wrappers are present but detached from the text block, and show some soiling and several small tears and chips.