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Collection Railroad Maps, 1828 to 1900

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    Railroad Maps, 1828-1900

    Contains 623 maps chosen from more than 3,000 railroad maps and about 2,000 regional, state, and county maps, and other maps which show "internal improvements" of the past century. The maps presented here are a selection from the Geography and Map Division holdings, based on the popular cartobibliography, Railroad Maps of the United States: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Original 19th-century Maps in the ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
    • Date: 1998

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    Plan of a survey for the proposed Boston and Providence Rail-Way.

    Topographic strip map showing proposed lines of survey. This is the earliest railroad map represented in the Library's map collections. It is listed as one of the "Rail Roads Never Before Delineated" by Henry S. Tanner in his Memoir on the Recent Surveys ... (Philadelphia, 1829). It was incorporated in June 1831 and was first intended forhorse-drawn power. [From published bibliography]

    • Contributor: Hayward, James - Annin & Smith
    • Date: 1828
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    Shows roads, canals, railroads, and proposed railroads. Counties are distinguished by color. Main mountain ridges are shown by hachures. Earliest general map of the state to show railroads.

    • Contributor: Finley, A. (anthony) - Finley, A.
    • Date: 1829