Maker: Israel D. Andrews
Impressive antique map of the railroads of the United States as of 1853. This was created to accompany a report from the Treasury Department by Israel D. Andrews, drawn and engraved under the direction of the Editor of the American Rail Road Journal, engraved by Ackerman. This map covers the area from Maine to Minnesota in the North and Florida to Louisiana in the South. Most of Florida is shown in an inset, as is part of Texas. At the time of this map, Texas, Iowa, and Wisconsin were new states and the transcontinental railroad, constructed between 1863 and 1869, was perhaps only a dream. This map is made from four joined sheets, all of which had been folded into a book for publication. Very good restored condition, with some very light toning along the former fold lines, and areas where the printing is slightly lighter. This map has been archivally cleaned and backed on fabric. Measures approx. 39 x 42 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: USA440