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    Sale 2512 | Lot 176
    Price Realized: $688With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2512 Lot 176

      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]

      Estimate $600 - 900

      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.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688