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Rare, Vibrant Folding Map of the Western States
WATSON, Gaylord [New York, 1876]
Watson’s New County and Railroad Map of the Pacific States….
38 x 25 inches
Lithographed folding map with period hand color in original covers with gilt title quite faded; few splits & some filled losses at fold intersections, overall very good condition.
Rare, bright, attractive map of the western United States that includes California, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, most of Utah and Arizona, and western Montana. It provides an excellent picture of the extent of railroad development throughout the west, including the Northwest. Counties and townships are designated by hand color. Topographic detail is very good, and the grid of the Land Ordnance Survey is shown. At lower left is an illustration of California's state capitol building in Sacramento. Gaylord Watson, of both New York and Chicago, published a number of other railroad maps.
Rumsey 5568.001; not in Wheat & Modelski.