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Watson's new rail-road and distance map of the United States and Canada. Watson, Gaylord, 1871

Watson's new rail-road and distance map of the United States and Canada. / Watson, Gaylord / 1871
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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.

Author: Watson, Gaylord

Date: 1871

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Author: Watson, Gaylord

Date: 1871

Short Title: Watson's new rail-road and distance map of the United States and Canada.

Publisher: New York: Gaylord Watson.

Type: Case Map

Object Height cm: 91

Object 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: United States ; Canada

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

Published In: 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.

Publication Author: Watson, Gaylord

Publication Date: 1871

Publication Reference: Modelski 52; Phillips Maps of America, p. 920.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 3436.000

Publication Type: Case Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 91

Publication Width cm: 125

Image No: 3436001

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