U.S. central states from Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico, showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, roads and railroads. Principal north-south line, chartered in 1850 and incorporated in 1851. 706 miles opened for traffic in 1856. First railroad to receive lands granted by the passage of the "Illinois Central Land Grant Bill."
Very detailed commercial map of the continental United States showing drainage, international and state boundaries, cities and towns, railroad stations, the entire railroad network with names or abbreviations of railroad companies along each line. [From published bibliography]
Shows relief by hachures, drainage, counties, township lines, cities and towns, Indian and military reservations, area "opened for settlement by treaty of 1889," and the railroad network with named lines.