Auction 98, Lot 142

"Map Showing the Pacific Railways and Their Branches Prepared for the United States Pacific Railway Commission", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1887 (dated)

Publication: United States Pacific Railway Commission

Color: Printed Color

Size:
33 x 22.5 inches
83.8 x 57.2 cm

Map of the western United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities, towns, and the extensive railroad network west of the Mississippi. The network is colored coded to show the Union Pacific, Central Pacific, Central Branch U.P.R.R., Sioux City and Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Portions Aided by U.S. Bonds. This map shows the network at a time of rapid growth and prior to the business depression of 1893 that resulted in bankruptcy and reorganization of the Union Pacific Railroad Company. Terrific detail throughout.

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Condition: A

Clear bright impression with strong color.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/6/2002

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