One of the earliest surviving railroad maps in US. Sharp map of the potential railroad routes explored between Boston and Providence. At the time these surveys were comissioned by the board of the railroad to generate funding from investors. The map explores several routes and that then was separately used to establishing the cost. The report was issued in 1832. Follows a similar survey from 1828. Uncolored. Reference: Cartographies of Travel and Navigation, James R Ackerman
1831 Map of a Very Early New England Railroad Plan
Map Exhibiting the Several Routes Surveyed for a Proposed Rail Road from Boston to Providence and also to Taunton
Map Maker Specifics
W. G. McNeill, 1831 (Pittsburgh?)
11.5 x 19.75 in. plus margins
Very Good. Clear image, very minor soiling. Part of lower laft margin is not in place.