Pennsylvania Railroad

Early Pictorial Map of New Jersey Ocean Resorts and Railroads

The New Jersey Ocean Resorts and the Pennsylvania Railroad 1885

DESCRIPTION: Interesting map evoking seaside dreams of an earlier age at the Jersey shore.

Matted and framed pictorial map from 1885 to accompany the Pennsylvania Railroad Summer Excursion routes publication. Size with frame 17" x 21". This old survivor shows numerous resorts, beaches, parks, coast and bays covered with decorative ship traffic heading in every direction, most of the vessels under sail or sail with steam assist. Lithograph. Includes New York City at top, Coney Island, Asbury Park, Manasquan, Barnegat, Atlantic City, Cape May, Philadelphia, Delaware Bay and River and Rehoboth Beach at bottom. Very decorative. $45 packing and shipping.

Railroad lines shown include: the Camden and Atlantic Railroad, West Jersey Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, New York and Long Branch R.R., the Cumberland and Maurice Railroad and many more. Shows little trains of four or five commuter cars with a steam engine puffing along ahead. The age of steam! Great for the man cave.

CREATOR: Pennsylvania Railroad



BODY OF WATER: Delaware Bay

CONDITION: Poor.  Stain near top center, chips, tears, old repairs, short margins. HAS Been inspected out of frame. Not laid down. Fragile, but intact… condition has been stabilized through archivally mending tears and providing an acid-free layer beneath the lithograph. Old cheap frame and mat with a few chips and dings.

COLORING: Lithographic color.


SIZE: 17 " x 21 "


PRICE: $190


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