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1845 map of New York and New Haven Railroad

1845 map of the New York and New Haven Railroad… 10 feet long!

A monumental 1845 map depicting the route of the New York and New Haven Railroad, one of the oldest and busiest in the United States. Background Chartered in 1844 and opened in early 1849, the New York and New Haven completed the first direct all-rail route between New York and Boston. “In the early days […]

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Boschke’s rare & important wall map of the nation’s capital

The most impressive map of antebellum Washington, D.C. Albert Boschke (1823-1910) was a German-born civil engineer who worked for the U.S. Coast Survey from around 1850 through the end of the Civil War. He served as both a draughtsman and field surveyor, held positions of increasing responsibility, and made valuable contributions to the charting of the harbors […]

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A major manuscript map of the southern Virginia Peninsula

  A heretofore unknown, highly detailed manuscript map of the southern Virginia peninsula, evidently produced at the conclusion of the Peninsula Campaign. Pasted to the map are eight watercolors and pen and ink sketches by the mapmaker, four of which he has signed. In light of its high quality of execution and wealth of topographical, cultural and […]

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