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  • Sketch illustrating the positions of the commercial cities and towns of the Eastern, Middle and Western States with the principal existing and proposed lines of communication.

    Sketch illustrating the positions of the commercial cities an...

    Shows the United States between Maine and Virginia, west ot the Mississippi River. Indicates railroads and canals.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surveys accompanying annual report of the Surveyor General for 1859.

    Map of the State of Florida showing the progress of the surve...

    Township map showing drainage, cities and towns, railroads, location of the land grant railroads and indicating the 6- and 15-mile limits of grants. Shows land offices.

    • Contributor: United States. General Land Office
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • New and correct map of the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Ry. Rock Island Route.

    New and correct map of the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Ry. Roc...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, and the railroad network with heavy lines for main routes.

    • Contributor: Sebastian, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • H. V. Poor's rail road map showing particularly the location and connections of the North East & South West Alabama Rail Road, by E. D. Sanford, Civil Engineer.

    H. V. Poor's rail road map showing particularly the location ...

    Covers the United States from the Mississippi River east, and from Maine to northern Florida. Includes drainage, relief by hachures, place names, state boundaries, canals, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Sanford, E. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • 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. R.R.

    Map, exhibiting the railway route between Baltimore & St. Lou...

    Map covers area from Portland, Maine, to Norfolk, Va., and west to the Mississippi River.

    • Contributor: Latrobe, Benj. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1843
  • Lines of the Paterson, Passaic, & Rutherford Electric R'y and the Jersey City, Hoboken & Rutherford Electric R'y, and the Paterson Central Electric Ry., Charles A. Johnson, president, James A. Morrisse, vice president.

    Lines of the Paterson, Passaic, & Rutherford Electric R'y and...

    Panoramic map of part of New Jersey showing drainage, major cities, some buildings, and railroad buildings. Stamped in blue ink "The Morrisse Electric Railway System."

    • Contributor: Morrisse, James A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1894
  • Map showing the Seaboard, Pennsylvania and Western Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Seaboard, Pennsylvania and Western Railroad a...

    Map of northeastern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, coal fields in Pennsylvania, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1884
  • Township map of Wisconsin showing The Milwaukee & Horicon Rail Road and its connections.

    Township map of Wisconsin showing The Milwaukee & Horicon Rai...

    Map of Wisconsin and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, state boundaries, township lines, cities, and towns.

    • Contributor: Vliet, Jasper
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Route near the 38th & 39th parallels.

    Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Missi...

    Scale 1:760,320; 12 miles to 1 in. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps ... to Illustrate the Various Reports ... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 160 LC Railroad maps, 161 LC Railroad maps, 162 LC Railroad maps, 163 Available also through the ...

    • Contributor: Egloffstein, F. W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Maps showing the Norfolk, Albermarle & Atlantic Railroad and its connections.

    Maps showing the Norfolk, Albermarle & Atlantic Railroad and ...

    Main map shows southern tidewater Virginia and eastern North Carolina. Indicates drainage, cities and towns, counties, canals, and railroads in blue and red.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1891
  • A new map for travellers through the United States of America showing the railways, canals & stage roads, with the distances.

    A new map for travellers through the United States of America...

    General map of the eastern United States. Indicates concentric circles at 100-mile intervals from New York City.

    • Contributor: Smith, J. Calvin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Denver and Rio Grande Railway System, 1886.

    Denver and Rio Grande Railway System, 1886.

    Map of Colorado and part of New Mexico showing relief by hachures and shading, drainage, cities and towns, counties, stage roads, and railroads with the main line emphasized.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Map of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven R.R. & branches.

    Map of the Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven R.R. & branches.

    Map of part of Pennsylvania between Schuylkill Haven and Ashland, showing drainage, cities, towns, individual buildings, mines, mills, and the branch rail lines connecting with the Philadelphia Reading & Pottsville R.R.

    • Contributor: P.S. Duval & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Map of the rail roads of New Jersey, and parts of adjoining states.

    Map of the rail roads of New Jersey, and parts of adjoining s...

    Outline map showing drainage, counties, stations, and the railroad network in red.

    • Contributor: Anderson, J. A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map representing the route of the Philada. & Erie Rail Road its connections and the mineral lands in its vicinity.

    Map representing the route of the Philada. & Erie Rail Road i...

    Detailed map of Pennsylvania and parts of adjacent states indicating major drainage, relief by hachures, state boundaries, county boundaries in Pennsylvania, and major cities. Canals and railroads are annotated in colors. Chartered under the name Sunbury and Erie Railroad on April 3, 1837. Name changed in 1861 to the above. See also entries 571-573.

    • Contributor: Sinclair, Thomas S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Map of California to accompany printed agreement of S. O. Houghton as to the rights of the Southern Pacific R.R. Co. of Cal. to government lands under Acts of Congress passed July 27, 1866 and March 3, 1871 made before the committee of the judiciary of the Senate and Ho. of Reps. in May 1876.

    Map of California to accompany printed agreement of S. O. Hou...

    Detailed map of California, including Nevada. Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, with major railroads distinguished by color.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • Official map of Michigan, railroad, township and sectional, prepared under the direction of the commissioner of railroads.

    Official map of Michigan, railroad, township and sectional, p...

    Detailed state map including drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network. Census information, with miles of line by county, at left margin of map.

    • Contributor: Cram & Stebbins
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1885
  • Railroad commissioner's map of Mississippi.

    Railroad commissioner's map of Mississippi.

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, township and county boundaries, and the railroad network with color coding.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1888
  • Map of the Philadelphia & Baltimore Rail Road as located by W. Strickland & B. H. Latrobe, Esqrs., civ. engineers. Showing also the present route by steamboat & the N. Castle R. Road, & that proposed to be constructed by way of Oxford & Port-Deposit.

    Map of the Philadelphia & Baltimore Rail Road as located by W...

    Map of an area between Philadelphia and Baltimore showing drainage, cities and towns, post roads, and boundaries. Chartered in Maryland in May, 1852. [From published bibliography].

    • Contributor: Trautwine, John C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • A new and complete county map of all the rail roads in the United States & Canadas in operation & progress.

    A new and complete county map of all the rail roads in the Un...

    Covers the eastern half of the United States. Shows drainage, county boundaries, and place names.

    • Contributor: Schultz, John H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Map showing the West Virginia Midland Railway and its connections.

    Map showing the West Virginia Midland Railway and its connect...

    Map of West Virginia showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1883
  • Colton's railroad & township map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

    Colton's railroad & township map of Massachusetts, Rhode Isla...

    Detailed map indicating drainage, relief by hachures, county and township boundaries, and roads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Skeleton map showing the Rail Roads completed and in progress in the United States, and those projected through the Public Lands and their connection with the principal harbours on the Lakes and on the Seaboard; printed by order of the Senate of the United States the 9th: Sess: 31st Congress 1848-9.

    Skeleton map showing the Rail Roads completed and in progress...

    Outline map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and constructed and contemplated railroads. The southern portion of map indicates proposed shipping routes to points in the West Indies and Middle America. This is one of the earliest small-scale government maps to show a railroad network. Similar to entry no. 11.

    • Contributor: United States. Congress. Senate
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1848
  • Map and profile of the Gettysburg Rail Road as surveyed by order of the legislature of Pennsylvania, 1839.

    Map and profile of the Gettysburg Rail Road as surveyed by or...

    Survey map and profile of part of Pennsylvania and Maryland from Gettysburg to the Potomac River. Shows relief by hachures along the line, creeks, roads, cities and towns. Chartered on January 9, 1838; constructed December 1, 1858.

    • Contributor: Campbell, Henry R.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Map of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road and connections.

    Map of the La Crosse and Milwaukee Rail Road and connections.

    Map of the northeastern and north-central United States indicating major drainage, larger cities, state boundaries, and the railroad network. Chartered April 2, 1852.

    • Contributor: Colton, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Map of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad.

    Map of the Chicago, St. Paul & Fond du Lac Railroad.

    Outline map of Wisconsin and parts of adjoining states showing major drainage, important cities, and the present and proposed railroad network.

    • Contributor: W. Endicott & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Parker's sectional & geological map of Iowa exhibiting her iron, lead, copper, coal and other geological resources and all rail roads completed in progress, and projected compiled from the U.S. surveys and personal reconnoisance. By Nathan H. Parker author of "Iowa As It Is" Clinton Io. 1856.

    Parker's sectional & geological map of Iowa exhibiting her ir...

    Names of railroads are listed at lower left of map.

    • Contributor: Parker, Nathan H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map of the Wisconsin Central Line and connections.

    Map of the Wisconsin Central Line and connections.

    Map of the western United States framed in border giving major stations along the route and a shippers guide. Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with named lines. The main line emphasized in heavy black.

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 188?
  • Map of the rail roads of the state of New York showing the stations, distances & connections with other roads; Thos. Pentingale, L.P. Behn.

    Map of the rail roads of the state of New York showing the st...

    Outside the neat line are lists of distances arranged by individual railroad companies. "Connections with other roads" are listed across bottom of map.

    • Contributor: Petingale, Thomas
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1858
  • Drew's new map of the state of Florida, showing the townships by the U.S. Surveys, the completed & projected railroads, the different railroad stations and growing railroad towns. The new towns on the rivers and interior, and the new counties, up to the year 1874.

    Drew's new map of the state of Florida, showing the townships...

    Shows drainage, township and county boundaries, cities and towns, battlefields, and submarine cables to Havana. Lists operating and newly chartered railroads.

    • Contributor: Drew, Columbus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1874
  • Telegraph and Rail Road map of the New England States.

    Telegraph and Rail Road map of the New England States.

    Scale ca. 1:775,000. LC also has 1855 edition. LC Railroad maps, 109 Description derived from published bibliography. Inset: Map of Boston showing the entrance of the Rail Roads. Circle, diameter 22 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Williams, Alexander
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Sectional map of the state of North Dakota published by authority of the commissioners of railroads under the direction of the governor; drawn and compiled from official maps of the General Land Office and other authentic sources.

    Sectional map of the state of North Dakota published by autho...

    Township and county map showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, military and Indian reservations, and the operating and proposed railroads with names along the lines.

    • Contributor: Higbee, E. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • Trade map of the north western states showing the counties, towns and rail roads, etc.

    Trade map of the north western states showing the counties, t...

    Detailed map of the north-central states showing drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870
  • J. Sage & Sons new & reliable rail road map, travellers edition, Eastern.

    J. Sage & Sons new & reliable rail road map, travellers editi...

    Map of the northeastern United States indicating stations along the completed railroad lines.

    • Contributor: Sage (J.) & Sons
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map of Michigan showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, & North Michigan Railway and connecting lines.

    Map of Michigan showing the Toledo, Ann Arbor, & North Michig...

    Shows drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, and the railroad lines in red. Includes descriptive text on traffic connections.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1886
  • Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa; by J. Calvin Smith, engraved by S. Stiles, Sherman & Smith.

    Guide through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wi...

    Detailed township map of the midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, canals, stage roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Smith, J. Calvin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1844
  • Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico; compiled from Government surveys in the Topographical Bureau, Washington, D.C.

    Lloyd's map of the lower Mississippi River from St. Louis to ...

    Scale 1:316,800. Signed in ms: "Milliard Fillmore, March 9, 1863." Another edition. 4 sheets, each 48 x 66 cm. dated 1863. Stephenson, no. 41. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 28 LC Railroad maps, 139 Description derived from published bibliography. "Exhibiting the sugar and cotton plantations, cities, towns, landings, sand bars, islands, bluffs, bayous, cut-offs, the steamboat channel, mileage, fortifications, railroads, &c. along the ...

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the western railroads tributary to Philadelphia, with their rival lines; prepared under the direction of Charles Ellet Jr., Civil Engineer.

    Map of the western railroads tributary to Philadelphia, with ...

    Covers area from Jefferson City, Mo., to New Haven, Conn., and from Oswego, N.Y., to Blakely, N.C.

    • Contributor: Ellet, Charles
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Map of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, with its connections, 1866.

    Map of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, with its conne...

    Outline map of eastern United States from the Great Lakes to Charleston, S.C., showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network, main lines indicated in heavy red and black; chartered in 1858 as successor to Meadville Company.

    • Contributor: De Bihan, C.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1866
  • Map of the railroads in the United States in operation and progress

    Map of the railroads in the United States in operation and pr...

    Map of the eastern half of the United States showing boundaries, place names, and major drainage. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Andrews, Israel De Wolf
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • A map of the Virginia Central Railroad, west of the Blue Ridge, and the preliminary surveys, with a profile of the grades.

    A map of the Virginia Central Railroad, west of the Blue Ridg...

    Detailed topographic map between Waynesboro and Covington showing relief by hachures, drainage, county roads and turnpikes, railroad lines, and "preliminary lines," county names, and boundaries. Distances are indicated at lower right of map. Consolidated in 1868 into the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. See entry 365. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Citti, L. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1860
  • Colton's railroad and express map of the northwestern states showing countries, towns, railroads, station, distances, etc.

    Colton's railroad and express map of the northwestern states ...

    North-central states. Shows drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, stations, and the railroad network with distances.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Carte des États-unis d'Amérique.

    Carte des États-unis d'Amérique.

    Sketch map of the eastern half of the United States showing major mountain ridges by hachures. Indicates canals, railroads and the "Route Nationale" between Cumberland, Md., and Vandalia, Ill. Shows projected railroads between Cumberland and Vandalia, between New Orleans and Nashville, and between Cincinnati and Columbia, S.C. "Voies de communication" are indicated in five colors. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Bouffard, L.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • Map showing the Geneva & Hornellsville Railroad and its connections.

    Map showing the Geneva & Hornellsville Railroad and its conne...

    Map of western New York and part of Pennsylvania showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroads with emphasis on the main line. See entry 562.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1875
  • Lloyd's railroad, telegraph & express map of the United States and Canadas from official information.

    Lloyd's railroad, telegraph & express map of the United State...

    Map of the eastern United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, forts and fortification, express companies, railroads, and magnetic telegraph wires. Includes railroads which have been completed and in operation up to July 1863.

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Map of the Springfield & Deep Run estates on the Coal Lands of the N. York & Richmond Coal Co, in Henrico Co. Virginia, their relative position to the city of Richmond with rail road connections &c.

    Map of the Springfield & Deep Run estates on the Coal Lands o...

    Outline map of southeastern Virginia showing railroad connections in Richmond, Petersburg, and West Point. Indicates the Lynchburgh canal.

    • Contributor: Debow, S. Herries
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • New railway map of the United States.

    New railway map of the United States.

    Detailed map of the eastern half of the United States to the 93d Meridian, framed in decorative borders. Indicates drainage, state, county, and township boundaries, cities and towns, canals, roads, the railroad network, and distances between stations. Incomplete railroads are shown by thin black lines. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1867
  • Correct map of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Rail Road and its principal connecting lines.

    Correct map of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Rail Road ...

    Map of the United States, eastern and western sheets, with relief by hachuring, drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and Indian reservations. The railroad network is overprinted in red. Heavy red lines indicate main line of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Maps showing the connections of the Northern and Southern West Virginia Railroad, with the three grand trunk railways which unite the Atlantic seaboard with the Ohio River.

    Maps showing the connections of the Northern and Southern Wes...

    Main map shows central West Virginia including drainage, cities and towns, the coal region, and the railroads. General map shows northeastern United States with its railroad network.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • A correct map of the United States showing the Union Pacific, the overland route and connections.

    A correct map of the United States showing the Union Pacific,...

    Map showing drainage, cities and towns, state and county boundaries, railroads, and railroads under contruction.

    • Contributor: Knight, Leonard & Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1892
  • Map showing the Jacksonville North Western and South Eastern Railway and its connections.

    Map showing the Jacksonville North Western and South Eastern ...

    Map of Illinois, Indiana, and parts of adjacent states showing drainage, stations, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Watson, Gaylord
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map showing the railroad and highway bridge over the Missouri River at St. Joseph, Mo. and the railroads connecting therewith.

    Map showing the railroad and highway bridge over the Missouri...

    Detailed map of the midwestern states showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Railroad map of New England & eastern New York complied from the most authentic sources.

    Railroad map of New England & eastern New York complied from ...

    Shows county and township boundaries, and "Railroads completed, located and in progress."

    • Contributor: Goldthwait, J. H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1849
  • Colton's railroad & commercial map of the United States and Canada; compiled, engraved and published by G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 1871.

    Colton's railroad & commercial map of the United States and C...

    Detailed map of the United States east of the Mississippi River naming railroad lines showing cities and towns, railroad stations, state and county boundaries.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1871
  • Map of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and its principal connections.

    Map of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and its...

    Eastern half of the United States showing major drainage, cities and towns, the railroad network, with names of lines, and the main ones indicated in heavy black. No railroad connections appear in the south where the hand indicator is located.

    • Contributor: Rand Mcnally and Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1876
  • Map showing the line of the Lake Erie and Louisville Railway and its connections.

    Map showing the line of the Lake Erie and Louisville Railway ...

    Map of the north-central states showing drainage, cities and towns, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Consolidation of the Fremont, Lima, and Union and the Lake Erie and Pacific Railroads, February 4, 1865.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1872
  • Disturnell's new map of the United States and Canada showing all the canals, rail roads, telegraph lines and principal stage routes.

    Disturnell's new map of the United States and Canada showing ...

    Map of the eastern half of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, major cities and towns, canals, roads, telegraph lines, railroads, and unfinished railroads. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Burr, Henry A.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • Proposed route for a rail road from Copper Harbor, to Fond Du Lac, Winnebego.

    Proposed route for a rail road from Copper Harbor, to Fond Du...

    Outline map centered on Green Bay showing the area between Detroit, Mich. and Fond du Lac, Wis. Contemplated and proposed railroad routes are shown.

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1853
  • Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Indiana.

    Galbraith's railway mail service maps, Indiana.

    One of eight large-scale pictorial maps of midwestern states showing routes and post offices of the Railway Mail Service. Designed by Chicago railway mail clerk Frank H. Galbraith to help employees of the Railway Mail Service quickly locate counties and post offices. The maps were rented for practicing or prospective workers who numbered over 6,000 and traveled over a million miles a year on ...

    • Contributor: Galbraith, Frank H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1897
  • Road road route from Boston, Massachusetts to Chicago, Illinois.

    Road road route from Boston, Massachusetts to Chicago, Illinois.

    Outline map of a strip between Boston and Chicago showing one schematic rail line with many railroad stations named along the line. Mileage table indicating five railroads is at lower right of map.

    • Contributor: Perris, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map of the United States compiled from the latest and most  accurate surveys by Amos Lay, geographer & map publisher, New York.

    Map of the United States compiled from the latest and most a...

    Detailed map of the eastern United States to about the 97th Meridian. Shows drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, cities, towns and villages, canals, roads, and railroads in operation and proposed lines. Railroads are shown in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and a very small part of North Carolina from Rock Island to the northern boundary.

    • Contributor: Lay, Amos
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1834
  • Map showing the Pittsburg [sic], Bradford, and Buffalo Railway and its connections, W. R. Bergholz, chief engineer, New York, Feb. 15, 1882.

    Map showing the Pittsburg [sic], Bradford, and Buffalo Railwa...

    Map of parts of western Pennsylvania and New York showing drainage, coal fields, iron ore areas, and fire clay areas, furnaces, and oil wells. Railroads are color coded.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1882
  • Land Grants --                        Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Land Grants -- Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    The second half of the nineteenth century was the era of railroad land grants. Between 1850 and 1872 extensive cessions of public lands were made to states and to railroad companies to promote railroad construction.[18] Usually the companies received from the federal government, in twenty- or fifty-mile strips, alternate sections of public land for each mile of track that was built. Responsibility for surveying ...

  • Rail road & township map of Massachusetts, published at the Boston Map Store, 1879.

    Rail road & township map of Massachusetts, published at the B...

    County and township map showing drainage, cities and towns, distances between post stations, post routes, and the railroad network with named lines.

    • Contributor: A. Williams & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • From the Red River to the Rio Grande

    From the Red River to the Rio Grande

    Scale 1:950,400. At head of title: Route near the 32nd Parallel. Map and Profile no. 1. Relief shown by hachures. From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps... to Illustrate the Various Reports... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 171 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress ...

    • Contributor: Pope, John
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map of the rail roads, from Rome to Albany and Troy, by one of the engineers who assisted in contructing, prepared from actual survey.

    Map of the rail roads, from Rome to Albany and Troy, by one o...

    Detailed map of the Mohawk Valley from Troy to Rome showing drainage, relief by hachures, towns, and villages.

    • Contributor: William, Levi
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map exhibiting the experimental and located lines for the New-York and New-Haven Rail-Road.

    Map exhibiting the experimental and located lines for the New...

    Detailed topographic strip map showing the coast from New York City to New Haven, Conn. Indicates drainage, relief by hachures, cities and towns, roads, and railroads. Chartered in 1844, organized in 1846, opened in 1849. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Anderson, P.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map of the United States west of the Mississippi showing the routes to Pike's Peak, overland mail route to California and Pacific rail road surveys. To which are added the new state & territorial boundaires, the principal mail & rail road routes with all the arrangements & corrections made by Congress up to the date of its issue.

    Map of the United States west of the Mississippi showing the ...

    Detailed general map framed in decorative borders showing drainage, state boundaries, cities and towns, and the transportation and communication networks. An excellent example of a promotional map to encourage emigration. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: McGowan, D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Lloyd's American railroad map.

    Lloyd's American railroad map.

    Covers area east of the Mississippi River. Omits most of Florida and northern Maine. Indicates "railroads in running order." [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Cram's township and railroad map of Wyoming.

    Cram's township and railroad map of Wyoming.

    Shows relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, townships and counties, roads, and railroads distinguished by name and number.

    • Contributor: Cram, George Franklin
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1895
  • From the northern boundary of California to the Columbia River : from explorations and surveys /

    From the northern boundary of California to the Columbia Rive...

    Scale 1:760,320. Relief shown by hachures. At head of title: Routes in Oregon and California. Map no. 2. "Drawn by John Young." From U.S. War Department, Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Topographical Maps... to Illustrate the Various Reports... (Washington, 1859) LC Railroad maps, 170 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library ...

    • Contributor: Williamson, R. S.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1859
  • Map of the rail road surveys between Hillsborough & Chillicothe. Executed in February, March & April 1851 under the direction of B. H. Latrobe, civil engineer,

    Map of the rail road surveys between Hillsborough & Chillicot...

    Map of part of Ohio indicating the located and explored railroad lines along the Milford and Chillicothe Turnpike. Shows "Air Lines computed by C. D. Jaques Esqr. C. E. from Hillsborough to Chillicothe." [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Morris, Ellwood
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1851
  • A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railroad connecting with it, Febr. 1839.

    A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of railr...

    Map of the southeastern United States indicating drainage, relief by hachures, place names, roads, canals in blue, Georgia Railroad in red, "R.R. completed & in progress" in yellow. "R.R. chartered & proposed" in brown. Probably made to accompany his Report of the Engineer in Chief, May 13, 1839. Created by Act of December 21, 1836. See also items 613 and 614.

    • Contributor: Thomson, J. Edgar
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1839
  • Map of the Shenandoah Valley route via Luray Caverns, Natural Bridge & the Grottos. The Shenandoah Valley R.R. Norfolk & Western R.R. and East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia System and their connections.

    Map of the Shenandoah Valley route via Luray Caverns, Natural...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with named lines. Heavy black lines emphasize the main lines. Timetable information on the verso.

    • Contributor: Matthews Northrup Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Map of the Milwaukee & Superior Rail Road and its connections.

    Map of the Milwaukee & Superior Rail Road and its connections.

    Map of Wisconsin and parts of Illinois and Michigan showing drainage, county boundaries, larger cities, and the railroad network. The main line is in red, and the Milwaukee and Chicago Railroad is in blue.

    • Contributor: Nesbitt (Geo. F.) & Company
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1857
  • Railroad map, showing the fact that about 65 miles of railroad to be constructed would form one of the principal railroad connections on this continent.

    Railroad map, showing the fact that about 65 miles of railroa...

    Outline map covering New England states and showing the major rail connections with Montreal and Quebec, Canada. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: C. D. Andrews & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Hannibal & St. Joseph Railway & connections.

    Hannibal & St. Joseph Railway & connections.

    Small sketch map showing drainage and the major cities and towns in the midwest. Includes railroad stations along a heavy distorted line representing the main railroad line in Missouri. This is an early example of the typical timetable map developed in the 1870's which was designed to place emphasis on specific routes.

    • Contributor: Thomas, G. F.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1863
  • Map showing the Fredericksburg & Gordonsville Rail Road of Virginia, leading from Fredericksburg, via Orange C.H., to Charlottesville, where it connects with the Chesapeake & Ohio R.R. and the extension of the Orange & Alexandra R.R. to Lynchburg.

    Map showing the Fredericksburg & Gordonsville Rail Road of Vi...

    Maps of the middle Atlantic states showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, canals, roads, and railroads, with emphasis on the main lines. Includes a list of distances for "Short Cut to Tide-Water..." Chartered March 1, 1853. Name changed in 1876 to the Potomac, Fredericksburg, and Piedmonth Railroad. See entry 541.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1869
  • Map of the state of Indiana compiled from the United States surveys by S. D. King, Washington City; exhibiting the sections & fractional sections; the situation & boundaries of counties; the location of cities villages & post offices canals, rail roads and other internal improvements, carefully laid down.

    Map of the state of Indiana compiled from the United States s...

    Detailed map showing drainage, cities and towns, townships, counties, canals, roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: King, S. D.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Lloyd's official map of the state of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the Executive 1828 & 1859.

    Lloyd's official map of the state of Virginia from actual sur...

    Indicates drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, roads, distances, place names, mills, factories, "places remarkable for military incidents," and the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1861
  • Map of the Boston & Lowell R.R. system with its principal connections.

    Map of the Boston & Lowell R.R. system with its principal con...

    Map of the northern United States showing cities and towns and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. This line was chartered in 1830 and opened in 1835. In 1841 a second track was laid.

    • Contributor: Rand Avery Supply Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1890
  • Map showing the N.E. & S.W. Alabama R.R. with its connections also the principal routes between New York and New Orleans.

    Map showing the N.E. & S.W. Alabama R.R. with its connections...

    Outline map of the eastern United states including Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico. Shows the railroad network and steamship routes. Indicates the railroad land grant and the coal and iron deposits in Alabama. Distances from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans, La. are shown below the title. Chartered in 1853 and 1854. Consolidated with the Wills Valley Railroad, forming the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad.

    • Contributor: Hoyer & Ludwig
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map showing the position of Chicago in connection with the North West & the principal lines of rail roads, canals, navigable streams and lakes, together with the most important towns, and their distances from Chicago.

    Map showing the position of Chicago in connection with the No...

    Map of the north-central United States, east of the Mississippi River, showing the railroad network.

    • Contributor: Mendel, Edward
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 185?
  • Map of railways in New England and part of New York; engraved by D. C. Hitchcock for the Pathfinder Railway Guide.

    Map of railways in New England and part of New York; engraved...

    Scale [ca. 1:2,700,000]. LC Railroad maps, 101 Description derived from published bibliography. At top of map: "See paragraph headed Our Railway Map." On the verso: City of Boston. 18 x 14 cm. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Snow & Wilder
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1847
  • Colton's railroad & township map of New England with portions of the state of New York, the British provinces &c.

    Colton's railroad & township map of New England with portions...

    Scale 1:570,240. LC copy imperfect, lower right quarter of map missing. LC also has 1853 and 1854 editions. LC Railroad maps, 107 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Mitchell's map of the United States : showing the principal travelling turnpike and common roads, on which are given the distances in miles from one place to another, also the courses of the canals & rail roads throughout the country, carefully compiled from the best authorities.

    Mitchell's map of the United States : showing the principal t...

    Shows longitude west from Greenwich and Washington. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by S. Augustus Mitchell ..." The paper edition of this map appears in Bishop Davenport's A New Gazetteer, or Geographical Dictionary of North America . . . (Philadelphia, 1836). [From published bibliography] Cloth map. LC Railroad maps, 5 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Mitchell, S. Augustus
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1836
  • Colton's railroad & township map of the state of Ohio, drawn by George W. Colton, engraved by J M. Atwood.

    Colton's railroad & township map of the state of Ohio, drawn ...

    Detailed map showing drainage, railroads under construction and completed, canals, post roads, towns, townships, villages, post offices, and county boundaries.

    • Contributor: Colton, G. Woolworth
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1854
  • Map of the proposed line of Rail Road connection between tide water Virginia and the Ohio River at Guyandotte, Parkersburg and Wheeling /

    Map of the proposed line of Rail Road connection between tide...

    Scale ca. 1:625,000. LC Railroad maps, 81 Description derived from published bibliography. Annotations added in pencil and colored inks to indicate "Railroads tending to Richmond, Norfolk Alexandria and Baltimore," and the "proposed extension of the Manassas Gap Railroad west . . . Sep. 1852." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Vaisz, W.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1852
  • Sectional map of the state of Iowa, compiled from the United States surveys also exhibiting the internal improvements, distances between towns & villages, lines of projected rail roads &c. &c.; drawn and published by Guy H. Carleton, Dep. Sur. U.S.

    Sectional map of the state of Iowa, compiled from the United ...

    Detailed township and county map showing drainage, cities and towns, roads, and railroads.

    • Contributor: Carleton, Guy H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Maps showing the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and leased lines.

    Maps showing the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and leased lines.

    Special map shows the main line and land grant in Missouri and includes iron and lead regions; general map covers United States showing the railroad network with the main lines distinguished by color; created by Act of Congress, July 27, 1866, with a land grant of 42 million acres; entry 329 shows extent of land grant in Arizona and New Mexico.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1873
  • Map and guide of the elevated railroads of New York City.

    Map and guide of the elevated railroads of New York City.

    Outline map of Manhattan showing stations. Includes train schedule and list of points of interest.

    • Contributor: Latimer, H. I.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1881
  • Map showing the location of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad with its branches & connections in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.

    Map showing the location of the Galena & Chicago Union Railro...

    Map of the midwestern United States showing drainage, cities and towns, counties, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. Chartered January 16, 1836, constructed in 1853. Consolidated into the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, 1864. See entries 369 and 370.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • Map of the Old Colony Rail Road with its branches & connecting roads, prepared under the direction of the Committee of Investigation, Jany. 1850, S. Dwight Eaton, Engr.

    Map of the Old Colony Rail Road with its branches & connectin...

    Map of eastern Massachusetts covering the area from Boston to Wood's Hole and west to Providence, R.I. Shows drainage, place names and counties, and indicates mileage between stations. The Old Colony Railroad is double-tracked from Boston, south to South Braintree. The line was incorporated in 1844.

    • Contributor: Ferguson, W. E.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1850
  • Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts.

    Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads,...

    Scale ca. 1:2,000,000. Signed in ms: "Millard Fillmore 1862." LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 29 LC Railroad maps, 138 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault

    • Contributor: Lloyd, James T.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1862
  • New rail road map of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, showing the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific R.R.; the great overland route and short line to the west and south-west.

    New rail road map of the United States and the Dominion of Ca...

    Map of the United States showing relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, state boundaries, and the railroad network with emphasis on the main line. The line was created by an act of the state of Illinois, February 27, 1847, and amended July 27, 1851. The line reached the Mississippi River on February 22, 1854, where the first bridge to cross the river was ...

    • Contributor: Heubach, Emil
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1879
  • Map of the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad, shewing its connection with other railroads.

    Map of the Portsmouth and Concord Railroad, shewing its conne...

    Map showing parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine indicating county lines, cities, towns, and the railroad network. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Carter, T. J.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1845
  • Map of the canals and railroads for transporting anthracite coal from the several coal fields to the city of New York; drawn under the direction of J. Dutton Steele, C.E. by W. Lorenz, Asst. Eng. 1856.

    Map of the canals and railroads for transporting anthracite c...

    Detailed map of eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York and New Jersey showing drainage, relief by hachures, state and county boundaries, cities, towns, and coal fields.

    • Contributor: Lorenz, William
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1856
  • Map of the Pennsylvania Rail Road, from Harrisburg to Pittsburg [sic] and of the Columbia & Lancaster & Harrisburg R.R.s from Philadelphia to Harrisburg. H. Haupt, Chf. Eng., J. P. & J. Lesley, Jr. Topographers, J. G. Shoemaker, engr.

    Map of the Pennsylvania Rail Road, from Harrisburg to Pittsbu...

    Topographic strip map of Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh showing drainage, relief by form lines, county boundaries, cities and towns. A list of stations and distances is given to the right of the map.

    • Contributor: Haupt, H.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1855
  • Early Twentieth Century --                        Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Early Twentieth Century -- Railroad Ma...

    Not all the commercial mapping ventures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries represented large and diversified operations. Several interesting manuscript maps of the mid-western states portray routes of the "Railway Mail Service" and locate working post offices. These maps were designed by an enterprising Chicago railway mail clerk, Frank H. Galbraith in 1897. The maps were devised to serve as memory aids ...

  • Colton's railroad map (intermediate size) of the United States reduced from "Colton's railroad and commercial map of the United States."

    Colton's railroad map (intermediate size) of the United State...

    Detailed map of the United States showing drainage, cities and towns, internal boundaries, railroads named along the line, and railroads under construction.

    • Contributor: G.W. & C. Colton & Co.
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1870