Trans-continental map : showing the main lines and proposed extensions of the various trans-continental railroad systems of the Unites States and Canada, and some of the important connecting lines


Trans-continental map

Item Information

Title:
Trans-continental map : showing the main lines and proposed extensions of the various trans-continental railroad systems of the Unites States and Canada, and some of the important connecting lines
Description:
America Transformed: At the end of the century, the nation's railroad network grew rapidly, resulting in a complex web that linked the eastern and western parts of the country. This map, prepared by a New York investment banker, represents the locations of the transcontinental systems and their connections to eastern and southern railroads. The legend identifies routes for 29 companies. The map highlights the impressive complexity of the rail lines in the central United States. The major cities in this region were centers of railroad traffic. Chicago had the largest number of connections with at least 10 lines converging on the city.
Creator:
Aberle, Edward.
Creator:
Spencer Trask & Co
Name on Item:
railroads drawn by Edward Aberle.
Date:
[ca. 1906]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Railroads--United States--Maps
Railroads--Canada--Maps
United States--Maps
Canada--Maps
Places:
Canada
United States
Publisher:
Albany, N.Y : Spencer Trask & Co.
Notes:
Includes text and statistics.
Exhibited: "America Transformed. Part 2: Homesteads to Modern Cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 48 x 73 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:7,000,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_011519
Call #:
G3701.P3 1906 .S74
Barcode:
39999065686725
Terms of Use:
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