Friday, August 04, 2017

an 1846 map for travelers through the United States of America showing the railroads, canals & stage roads with the distances, and Disturnell's new map showing all the canals, rail roads, telegraph lines and principal stage routes.

Indicates drainage, state boundaries and shows many cities and towns with distances along roads and railroads. Indian tribes are indicated west of the Mississippi River.

Insets: Railroads & canal routes from Albany to Buffalo.--Map showing the rail roads between the cities of New York, Boston & Albany and the Hudson R. from N. York to Albany.--Rail road route from New York to Philadelphia.--Rail road route from Philadelphia to Washington.

Map of the United States and territories showing the extent of public surveys, Indian and military reservations, land grant R.R.; rail roads, canals, and other details

but seriously, to really have a good time looking at this map, go to and select "Download Tiff 1004.4 MB" and zoom in to look at everything in fine focused detail

1 comment:

  1. That first map, the 1834 railroads and canals, has profiles of 14 canals and railroad lines showing elevations and names along each route. Really cool stuff, thank you.