This is a fascinating large map of the United States showing privately owned railroad lines which received Government financial aid in the form of bonds and/or subsidies. The said railroads are west of the Missouri River. This is one of Donaldson's somewhat controversial maps which became a political issue in the election of 1884.
1883 Donaldson US Map of Subsidized Railroads West of Missouri
Map of the Railroads in Whole or in Part West, North or South of the Missouri River, to which the United States Have Granted Any Load of Credit or Subsidy in Bonds or Lands
Map Maker Specifics
T Donaldson, 1883
11.8 X 23.8 in. plus margins
Very Good. Slight toning. Color outline showing the railroads. Issued folds with one small split.