No date. Ca. 1864.
Map, blue on cream paper, 8 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches on sheet size 10 1/2 x 17 inches. Some soft creases and centerfold, paper loss to upper right corner (outside map area), 1/8 inch hole and 1/2 inch tear near center of map; good clean condition. At the top of the map, under the name of the railway, is the information "Connecting New York with St. Louis (Cleveland and Cincinnati) Without Change of Carriage." At the bottom of the map in large letters appears "The Only Railway From New York to the Pennsylvania Oil Wells." The map shows the Atlantic and Great Western's rail link between Titusville and Corry completed in 1862 as well as the wide gauge connection between the railroad's main line and Cleveland, completed in 1863. The map also shows the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad's connection between Dayton and Cincinnati, completed in 1864. The Ohio and Mississippi Railway provides the link between Cincinnati and St. Louis. The map also depicts the route of the Pennsylvania Central Railway from Philadelphia to Pittsburg. The map contains a vertical fold, suggesting the possibility of it being the centerfold in a railroad brochure. An uncommon piece of railroad ephemera. Item #43547