This uncommon map focuses on the canals and railroads (both in progress and proposed) in the eastern United States. By showing the network of railroads and canals, it provides a fascinating view of interstate trade in mid-19th century United States. Several notable towns and cities are named along the routes shown, indicating their importance to the nation's economy. It extends as far west as the eastern edge of Texas and the Indian and Minnesota territories. Lithography by J.E. Gavit Exchange.
Issued folding, now flattened and backed with tissue to repair a few tiny splits at fold intersections. Faint offsetting and a binding trim at left.