Rare New England RR map 1868 separate issue folio broadsheet Snow PathfinderBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Railway Map of the New England States, Engraved Expressly for Snow's Pathfinder Railway Guide, 1867.
(separately issued broadsheet maps- New Hampshire- Maine- Vermont- Massachusetts- Connecticut- Rhode Island)
Issued for week of Sat., Aug 15, 1868 for Snow's Pathfinder Railway guide Supplement. Unsigned.
Rare antique separately issued oversized promotional broadsheet map.
Commercial advertising at lower right corner, key below title identifies railway lines then finished and those still unfinished. On the reverse is the letterpress publishers imprint atop extensive detailed information in 5 columns about all the steamers and train departure times. Long list of Summer post office opening and closing times, 5 small boxed advertisements (two with small pictorial woodcuts) around the text, apparently an ephemeral weekly publication with dated material usefule that week only.
Original ephemeral local weekly purpose and date all but assures a miniscule survival rate.
Scattered light old foxing and staining, nothing visually offensive, paper and image displays a fine age patina and visual appeal.
Old fold lines, likely as the result of someone deliberately saving it.
Sheet measures c. 20 1/2"H x 15 5/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 18 3/4"H x 14 1/4"W.