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000rr:
Map of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad and Its Connections, Colton 1880s.
A very large and engraved, rare, detailed map of the north-central Ohio region with Lake Erie at top center showing drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, names of railroads and the railroad network. Original hand colored routes are depicted with a large inset showing local distances from Cleveland. This is a rare and important Ohio railroad map.
Condition: Very good with small margins, light multiple folds with slight yellowing around some of the folds; small patched tear on top left margin.
31 x 22 in. $950



001rr:
The Union Pacific System of Railroad and Steamship Lines 1904, Rand McNally Very handsome lithographed and original hand colored map of railroads and steamship lines in the Western United States. The map stretches from the Dakotas and Missouri to California, Oregon and Washington. Major hubs are Galveston, Kansas City Denver San Francisco, Chicago and Portland Oregon. Steamship lines stretch from San Francisco to the Columbia River Galveston and New Orleans. A very interesting and detailed map listing all stops along the way of each trunk. Condition: Good, small vertical margins some small tears at top margin major fold in middle otherwise in excellent shape
size 25.5 x 18.5 image
$150



000NewYork:
Rare Railroad map of New York State, 1857. Map shows cities, counties, and has a hand drawn relief for lakes and terrains. Map also shows railroads in operation, in progress and railroads proposed. Map is hand colored and engraved. The top margin is reinforced.
29 x 29 in. $800



002rr: 1887 Railroad Car of the President. The interior luxury of the splendid car carrying President and Mrs. Cleveland is evident. Beautifully hand colored engraving. Authentic antique Harper's front page.
11x16 in. $50



005rr:
1949 Colorful Union Pacific map published by the Union Pacific Railroad in their Western Wonderlands brochure. Back side features half-tone views of scenic destinations and front side shows all the Union Pacific routes throughout the
Western  United States.
23-1/2 x 18 in. $60

 
 
009rr: Civil War B&O Railroad. Original black & white engraving of an armored car and engine. The armored car had a cannon, and fifty hole for firing rifles. With brief descriptive text. 16x11-1/2 in. $30


012rr: 1873 Railroad Humor. Several humorous hand colored engraved views of the difficulties of early railroad travel, from Harper's. 11x16 in. $50


 


019rr: 1888 The Great Loop On The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. Drawn and engraved by Charles Graham. This hand colored engraving is from the February 1888 edition of Harper's Weekly and shows a lovely view of the tracks winding through the canyon. size: 16x11 in. $80



101rr: 1883 Railroad Winter Travel. Four engraved views, the largest showing the locomotive pushing a huge snow plow. From an 1883 issue of Harper's Weekly. 11x16 in. $30



102rr: 1886 Southern Railroad Celebration. Antique, hand-colored print shows Southern railroad celebrating the switch from wide to standard gauge, making freight transport from the North possible. Includes text of the railroads' progress. 11x16 in. $50




103rr: 1880 Railroad Map of the US. Antique lithograph shows the abundance of lines in the East, versus the very few lines of the West. Also shows steamship lines along the seaboards.
 15x23 in. $80



104rr:
C.1940s Rolled Map of the West Burlington Route - Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company map all
ready for hanging.
62 x 44 in. $350



106rr: 1873 Humors of Railroad Travel. Hand colored engraving from the Sept. 20, 1873 issue of Harper's Weekly, showing humorous scenes encountered daily by train passengers: smoke-filled cars, cows crossing the tracks, etc. 11x16 in. $50



107rr: 1875 Scenes on a Mail Train to Chicago. Interesting hand colored engraving from the Oct. 9, 1875 issue of Harper's Weekly. Title is "The Lightning Postal Train from New York to Chicago. Shows the train leaving Grand Central Station, and postal workers inside sorting the mail. 11x16 in. $50



003post:
1924 British Railroad color poster showing the historic Carlyle Gateway to Scotland. Printed in Great Britain at the Baynard Press, London. Published by the British Railways. Artist was Greiffenhagen.
49-1/2 in. x 40 in. $600



315Florida:
1904 Florida- Atlantic Coast Railroad Broadside. Black and white lithographed advertisement on light red paper for a rail trip to check out real estate opportunities along the Florida Coast, during a Florida real estate boom in the early 20th century. Published by Pivot City Press, Indianapolis, IN.
11.5”w x 35”t. (rather tall) $$800


 

 


223rr:
Skeleton Map of Railroads Between Cape Canso and St Louis 1851 Tappan and Bradford - Wonderfully colored lithograph, three large maps on same sheet. Includes as inset: "Map of rail roads in Massachusetts. The distances from Boston in miles are marked on the line of each road in operation." Also large inset lower right: Boston Harbor & Rail Road Termini. Showing facilities for shipment and internal transmission of merchandise with existing wharves and proposed improvement of the flats at South Boston. The proposed improvement included filling in a large section of South Boston and constructing new docks and a horse track to connect wharves and railroad depots. Locates within the city the 'termini' of the Old Colony, Boston & Providence, Boston & Worcester, Lowell, and Maine railroads. Condition: Excellent, great vibrant color, folds hardly visible.
size 31 x 23.5 image.
$1,000



224rr:
Maps showing the Indiana & Illinois Central Railway and Connections, 1872 Colton - This very large double image map (really two maps) of the North-Central U.S is a must have for any railroad map or history collector. Published by G.W. and C. B. Colton and Co, the lower image is a close-up of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Shown are the counties cities and towns, and waterways of the 1870’s. The upper image is a larger scale that shows the Atlantic Ocean and extends out to Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado territories. Original outline hand coloring with rail lines highlighted in blue and red. Fingers point the way on the large map to New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Norfolk. Chicago’s transportation system gained significant importance beginning with the building of Illinois and Michigan Canal which connected the Mississippi River with Lake Michigan. Cattle, hogs, grain and other goods were grown and traded in Chicago and many branch manufacturers such as millers, slaughtering houses, packing, rendering and even candle making, in addition to brewing and distilling were in full swing during this time. Railroad growth was stimulated by this and the massive immigration to the Indiana territory during the 1850s. Standard Oil was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1870 by Rockefeller and subsequently the Indiana and Illinois Central was chartered in 1853 and completed in 1857. In 1875 it became part of the Cincinnati and Indianapolis& Western Railway. Condition: Very good, left and right margins slightly torn with small missing pieces, slight tear under title extending under title some water spots on top image otherwise normal age coloring throughout with nice dark markings and lines look like new.
Size: 29 x 28
$1,200



111rr: 1891 Presidential Railroad Car Scene. Hand colored engraving from the April 25, 1891 issue of Harper's Weekly, titled "The Observation Car of the Presidential Train." Shows the luxurious accommodations that the President had while travelling. 11x16 in. $50


 


118rr: 1875 Railroad Building Scene in the Old West. Hand colored engraving from Harper's Weekly, titled "Railroad Building on the Great Plains." Teams of men are shown laying track across the prairie, while two Indians stand in the foreground talking with several armed guards. 11x16 in. $50



202rr: From the May 11, 1889 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 'Sketches from the Famous New York & Chicago Limited Express Train'. Images include The Vestibule, Compartment, Sleeping, Dining, Drawing-Room and Library Cars. 11x16 in. $50

 


1049rr: 1902 Prints: Winter Transportation. Original Harper's Weekly (1902). The difficulties of winter transportation. Color: Black and White. Type: Half Tone. Size: 11x16 in. $25




204rr:
1920
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad System
24x11.25 in.
$50


205rr:
1861
Harper's Pictorial History
of The Civil War
The men of the Eighth Massachusetts regiment repairing the bridges on the railroad from Annapolis to Washington
11x 8.25 in. $30


207rr:
January 23,1886
Harper's Weekly
Excavating For The New Line Of The Baltimore and Ohio; Transferring Passengers From A Snow-Bound Train
11x16 in. $20



208rr:
c. 1865
Map Showing the Part of Maryland Raided by the Confederate Army; map indicates Baltimore & Ohio railroad line
11x10 in. $40


209rr:
1835
Viaduct on Baltimore and Washington Railroad
W. H. Bartlett
10.5x8 in. $60


210rr:
A Railroad Batter on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
16x11 in. $40


211rr:
June 29, 1889
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Maryland - Picturesque Views on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad - Deer Park and its Attractions.
16x11 in. $80


212rr:
October 20, 1866
Harper's Weekly
Cumberland, Maryland, on the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad
15.5x10.5 in. $60


213rr:
May 18,1861
The Illustrated London News
The Baltimore and Ohio Railway; Boardtree Hill; Kingwood Tunnel
11x16 in. $40


214rr:
December 22, 1866
Harper's Weekly
the Philadelphia and Baltimore Railroad Bridge Across the Susquehanna, Connecting Perryville with Havre De Grace
13x11 in.
$40


215rr:
1853
Ballou's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion
Carrollton Viaduct, near Baltimore
10.5x7 in.
$20


217rr:
1902 Chromolithograph from Scientific American showing Transportation on Land and Sea, published by Munn and Co., New York.
15-1/2 x 11 in. $45




225rr:
United States Exhibiting the Railroads and Canals, Bradford, 1835 - A small and very detailed, engraved map of the United States exhibiting the railroads and canals and shows the most inhabited parts of the United States from the Great Lakes south to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Louisiana eastward to the Atlantic. The map provides superb detail of the American railway network, both extant, in progress and proposed at a critical juncture in U.S. history. The Erie Canal is noted and the map offers a wealth of cartographic detail, including rivers, important towns, and cities with elevation rendered by hachure. Indian tribes, including the Sioux Indians and territories including the Arkansas Territory, the Michigan Territory, and the District of Huron are identified. Special note: This map was published as Plate no. 57 in Thomas G. Bradford's 1835 Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial. Bradford's Atlas, published in 1835 was an important work on many levels. Condition: Very good with wide margins, some browning on edges of margins, and a foxing, some on image, upper right. No folds.
size 9.75 x 7.5 image
$200



218rr:
1883 Hand colored wood engraving featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper showing, "The Completion Of the Northern Pacific Railway -- Scenes On the Line of the Road." Ten engraved images in all showing entrances, grades, views and approaches.
16 x 11 in. $60

 

220rr:
1843 Hand colored lithographed Map, Exhibiting the Railway Route between Baltimore & St. Louis Together with the Other Principal Lines in the Eastern, Middle & Western States. Prepared under the direction of B.H. Latrobe Ch. Engr. B. & O. Railroads. Lithograph by A. Iloen & Co., Baltimore.
31 x 17 in. $400



221rr:
1889 "Adopting the Standard Gauge." This hand colored Harper's Weekly wood engraving commemorates the South's converting their railroads to standard gauge. Drawn by Thomas Nast.
15-1/2 x 10-1/2 in.
Color: $60
Black & White: $45



222rr:
Map of the Great Western Railway of Canada - Very informative (mostly uncolored) lithographed map of railways of Western Canada including the Great Lakes, from St. Paul in the west to Portland, Boston and Quebec in the east. Shows Grand Trunk Railway of Maine, Hudson River line and New York Central to Rochester, Hamilton, London, Windsor and off to Chicago. A Martin and Hood Lithograph 8, GT Newport street, depicting all the major railroad lines Ohio and Miss, Bellefontaine, Michigan Southern, Chicago Burlington, Atlantic Great Western and many more. This is a must for railroad collectors as this map depicts the new narrow gauge route between New York and Boston highlighted in blue circa probably 1885.
Condition: Very Good, rare map, slight tear on right margin folds barely noticeable.
Size: 12.75 x 21.5
$300



245va:
1857 Rare authentic lithograph titled, "Viaduct on Cheat River B & O R.R." which was Entered According to Congress in the year 1857 by Ed Beyer in the Clerk's Office of the District of Virginia. This is the original tinted lithograph which was enhanced by professional water colorists. Condition is very good.
24 x 16 in. $600



014la:
1928 Louisiana Railroad Map - This color map was published by Rand McNally and was featured in their Commercial Atlas and shows a red key to all the Louisiana Railroads. Upper right inset shows the City of New Orleans and the rail lines running through it.
28 x 20-1/2 in. $80


 
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