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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Haasis & Lubrecht
Date:
1871
Short Title:
American Union Railroad Map Of The United States.
Publisher:
Haasis & Lubrecht
New York
Type:
Case Map
Obj Height cm:
95
Obj Width cm:
132
Scale 1:
4,435,000
Note:
This is a reworking of the Lubrecht and Rosa map "The American Continent" of 1864, and the first edition, first issue in a new format. Statistics at the top of the 1864 map are here replaced with a view "From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean" emphasizing the recently completed transcontinental railroad. Also, an elaborate title and view of a steam engine and train station have replaced the more subdued 1864 title. Population tables of the United States are added to the left and right sides of the map. The map itself has been updated to show political and some topographical changes of the ensuing seven years. Projected railroad lines are shown running everywhere in the west. The coloring is very bright, to match the decidedly optimistic (expansionist) flavor of the map. D.L. Guernsey published editions of 1871 and 1874 in Concord New Hampshire, with no major changes in the map. WH has an 1873 edition by Haasis and Lubrecht that adds text next to the population figures, more railroads, no changes in topography. Issued in a cover with a label in German from Wilhelm Lubrecht in Stuttgart, Germany, indicating it may have been sold to emigrants. Full color. Map has green paper edging, is dissected into 16 sections, and fold into a new gray cloth folding case 35x27 with "American Union Railroad Map Haasis & Lubrecht 1871" stamped in gilt on the spine.
Reference:
Modelski 53 (1872 ed.), 55 (1874 ed.).
Country:
United States
Subject:
Railroad
Full Title:
The American Union Railroad Map Of The United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico, And Central America. 1871. Published by Haasis & Lubrecht, 107 Liberty Street, New York. Smith & McDougal, Electrotypers, 82 Beekman Street, New York. (inset) Central America.
List No:
3822.000
Series No:
1
Publication Author:
Haasis & Lubrecht
Pub Date:
1871
Pub Title:
The American Union Railroad Map Of The United States, British Possessions, West Indies, Mexico, And Central America. 1871. Published by Haasis & Lubrecht, 107 Liberty Street, New York. Smith & McDougal, Electrotypers, 82 Beekman Street, New York. (inset) Central America.
Pub Reference:
Modelski 53 (1872 ed.), 55 (1874 ed.).
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
3822.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
34
Pub Width cm:
26
Image No:
3822000
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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