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Stock# 19111
Description

Interesting pair of large format railroad maps, hand colored by counties, from Asher & Adams' scarce railroad atlas.

Many early counties not yet present. In the northern map, a number of early railroad lines are shown, including the Napa Valley or Cal Pac. RR, the Bloomfield RR, the Visalia RR, the Stockton RR (extending to Oakdale), the and the Virginia & Truckee RR. Many gold and silver boom towns and ghost towns are shown in both Nevada and California.

In the Southern map, many early counties not yet present, including Orange, Riverside and Imperial. While ostesibly a railroad map, the only railroads are in Santa Clara, Monterrey and Los Aglees Counties. Even San Diego lacks rail service.

Asher Biography

Asher & Adams was a New York publishing firm known for their atlases. Notably, their maps were some of the first to prominently exhibit railroad lines, even if this meant a slight reduction in topographical detail. They specialized especially in state and county maps of the United States.

Adams Biography

Asher & Adams was a New York publishing firm known for their atlases. Notably, their maps were some of the first to prominently exhibit railroad lines, even if this meant a slight reduction in topographical detail. They specialized especially in state and county maps of the United States.