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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Watson, Gaylord
Date:
1871
Short Title:
Watson's new rail-road and distance map of the United States and Canada.
Publisher:
Gaylord Watson
New York
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
91
Obj Width cm:
125
Scale 1:
2,344,320
Note:
With the railroad engine "San Francisco" as the cartouche. Shows railroad lines of the eastern half of the U.S. going west to Nebraska and Texas. Includes 4 inset maps. Copyrighted in 1868, although Modelski shows no earlier edition than 1871. With lists of all the railroads in the United States, length of track and cost of road and equipment. The style of the map is very different from the later Watson maps of the mid 1870's -- it is more diagrammatic, showing only the railroads and drainage and political boundaries. Catalogue of Watson's maps on inside front cover. Outline color by state; covers are dark brown cloth 18 x 12 stamped with "Watson's rail-road and distance map of United States and Canada." Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington.
Reference:
Modelski 52; Phillips Maps of America, p. 920.
Country:
Canada; United States
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
Watson's new rail-road and distance map of the United States and Canada. Compiled from the latest official sources. Published by Gaylord Watson, 16 Beekman Street, New York. 1871. Entered ... 1868, by Gaylord Watson ... New York. Engraved by Fisk & Russell, N. York. (with) Routes Of The Union Pacific Railroads. (with) Vicinity of New York. (with) Vicinity of Philadelphia. (with) Vicinity of Boston.
List No:
3436.001
Series No:
2
Engraver or Printer:
Fisk & Russell
Publication Author:
Watson, Gaylord
Pub Date:
1871
Pub Title:
Watson's new rail-road and distance map of the United States and Canada. Compiled from the latest official sources. Published by Gaylord Watson, 16 Beekman Street, New York. 1871. Entered ... 1868, by Gaylord Watson ... New York. Engraved by Fisk & Russell, N. York. (with) Routes Of The Union Pacific Railroads. (with) Vicinity of New York. (with) Vicinity of Philadelphia. (with) Vicinity of Boston.
Pub Reference:
Modelski 52; Phillips Maps of America, p. 920.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
3436.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
91
Pub Width cm:
125
Image No:
3436001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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