Lot 539 of 576:
Traveling map of U.S. by J. Calvin Smith 1849  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
A New Map for Travelers through the United States of America, Showing the Railroads, Canals & Stage Roads

Author:
Smith, John Calvin

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Sherman & Smith

Date:
1849

Description:

Engraved map, hand-colored in outline. 53.5x67.5 cm (21x23¾"), glued down on modern backing board.

Detailed, well-engraved and quite attractive map, the main portion being of the eastern half of the continental United States, with parts of Texas, Nebraska, and Western Territory present. There are insets of "Oregon, Northern California Santa Fe Etc." (with California encompassing present Nevada & Utah, Oregon occupyng the entire northwest and abutting on an enlarged Nebraska); New England; rail routes from New York to Philadelphia, and Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.; and rail and canal routes from Albany to Buffalo. Issued in Smith's New Guide for Travelers Throughout the United States of America.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Edges trimmed affecting border in places; wrinkled when glued down on the backing boards; still very good, coloring bright. Sold as is and not subject to return.


 
Item number:
269802
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