Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the United States, showing the depots & stations


Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the United States, showing the depots & stations

Item Information

Title:
Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's rail road map of the United States, showing the depots & stations
Title (alt.):
Rail road map of the United States
Description:
At first glance, this vibrant map depicts a prosperous and unified country, accentuated by a cartouche adorned with an eagle symbolizing national unity. A vignette displays a train and steamboat departing the countryside for the city, suggesting a natural progression of economic development. However, closer examination reveals major regional differences. The North appears as a dense pattern of geographic information, dotted with cities and towns connected by a complex railroad network. By contrast, the rural southern states reflect much less urban development and railroad mileage. These opposing settlement patterns reflected differing ways of life that underlay the frictions threatening to tear the country apart. Two regions that did not share a common economy, culture, or philosophy concerning slavery constituted this divided "nation."
Creator:
Barnard, William S., b. ca. 1809
Creator:
Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
Name on Item:
engraved by W. S. Barnard.
Date:
1859
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--New England--Maps
United States--Maps
New England--Maps
Places:
New England (area)
Publisher:
New York : Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
Notes:
Inset: Plan of the New England states.
Identifies individual railroad lines.
Table lists major railroads.
Cartouche includes contemporary locomotive and train.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 71 x 79 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:2,950,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_006525
Call #:
G3701.P3 1859 .E57
Barcode:
39999059026326
Terms of Use:
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