Price, R. M.
1876

Antique Map Of The South Mountain And Boston Rail Road and Connections

Map Of The South Mountain And Boston Rail Road & Connections showing territory passed through rail-roads and canals crossed or connected with together with mineral and geographical features of country passed through.

DESCRIPTION: Hand-colored, antique lithographed thematic map showing the route of the South Mountain and Boston Rail Road across the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Colored regions of the map are labeled with names of the metals, fossil fuels or other natural resources in the vicinity of the SM&BRR route. These resources include:
  • Coal
  • Bituminous Coal
  • Anthracite
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Petroleum
  • Lumber
Incorporated in 1854, the company suffered during the Panic of 1873 and began to auction off its property between 1877 and 1880. Includes a fine large decorative title vignette showing a puffing SM&BRR locomotive pulling passenger cars out of a dark tunnel.

The map was produced by R.M. Price Jr, Chief Engineer for the railroad. Published by Reading Publishing House in 1876.

Title: "Map Of The South Mountain And Boston Rail Road & Connections showing territory passed through rail-roads and canals crossed or connected with together with mineral and geographical features of country passed through."

Inset map of the SM&BRR bridge over the Hudson River: "Bridge by which the South Mountain & Boston R.R. is to cross the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. A short, direct railroad route from New England to the coal, oil, and slate regions of Pennsylvania and to the west and south."

Verso includes two Pennsylvanian township maps- Washington and Heidelburg townships. Neat pencil notation on verso: John Strauss, Mrs. Strauss

CREATOR: Price, R. M.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1876

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Small marginal tears and a fold separation repaired archivally from verso, Mild age toning.

COLORING: Hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 27 " x 16 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 53

PRICE: $350

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