Auction 163, Lot 178

"The Mobile and Ohio River Rail Road Grant in the States of Mississippi and Alabama", U.S. Government

Subject: Alabama & Mississippi

Period: 1852 (circa)

Publication: Sen. Ex. Doc. 1, 32nd Cong, .2d Session

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 27.6 inches
31.8 x 70.1 cm

This interesting long map shows approximately twenty miles on either side of railroad running down the state line between Mississippi and Alabama from the Chickasaw Boundary (just north of Columbus, MS) south to Mobile Bay. The map illustrates the six and fifteen mile limits of the railroad grant, as well as private land grants and townships. An uncommon and important railroad strip map.


Condition: B

Issued folding with later hand coloring and very light toning. Backed in tissue to repair a number of short fold separations and small areas of loss along the folds, resulting in fairly minor loss of image with a tiny amount of image replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 6/14/2017