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Historic Railroad Map of the Northeastern United States - 1849

Traveller's Map of the Middle, Northern Eastern States and Canada showing all the Railroad, Steamboat, Canal and Principal Stage Routes.

In 1849 New England railroads were gaining much attention, as farmers and manufacturers of the region were realizing new hopes and possibilities.

Before the railroads, farmers of New England were largely producing crops for their own use and not exporting much at all. Manufactured goods, such as furniture, tools, textiles and soaps, were mainly produced to supply locals. With the added railroads of the mid-1800's, manufacturers and farmers were now able to quickly ship goods to most other parts of the country.

This map was published in 1849 by John Disturnell. It features a list of canal, railroad and steamboat routes. There is an inset illustration of Niagara River and surrounding country, showing the proposed ship canal, railroads, etc., drawn by Capt. W.G. Williams, U.S. Topographical Corps.

Item# Size Shp Wt Price Click to buy
1W-NE-RR-1849-S 24" x 19" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-NE-RR-1849-M 36" x 28.5" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-NE-RR-1849-L 42" x 33" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-NE-RR-1849-XL 53.5" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.