Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 176

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
PERRIS, WILLIAM. New and Complete Rail Road Map of the United States Compiled from Reliable Sources …Presented by the Home Insurance Company of New York. Hand-colored lithographed map of the eastern half of the United States. 24x34 inches sheet size, ample margins; originally folding now flat, minor strengthening to verso of fold intersections, early agent's gift inscription in ink; smaller contemporary railroad map by Perris tipped to lower left margin. New York, [1857]

Additional Details

Designed as a promotional item for the Home Insurance Company, the large elaborate cartouche at lower right contains detailed information about that agency. The map shows all railroads (finished and under construction) within a decorative border surround incorporating a locomotive in the lower banner. Modelski, Railroad Maps, 35; Rumsey 2617.