ABC The Pathfinder Railway Guide Map Western Section
1907 (dated) 29 x 38.75 in (73.66 x 98.425 cm)
1 : 3000000
A very engaging 1907 railroad map of the western part of the United States. The map covers from Michigan and Georgia in the east to Washington and California in the west. The map includes the southernmost reaches of Canada, labeling the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario to the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican border in the south. There are 5 insets in the southern Pacific Ocean, which also cover Mexico, that include Alaska, Yellowstone Park, the Philippine Islands, Guam, and the Hawaiian Islands. Rail lines appear in red. The right part of the map has been inexplicably removed. The original print shows the entire width of Florida as well as the Atlantic coast of North and South Carolina, while this example ends just to the right of Tallahassee and only shows half of Ohio. The detailing of the map is incredible, showing myriad rail stops which would allow the user to know, if not every, nearly every stop along their chosen rail route. The names are easily legible and are in great condition. This map was published by the New England Railway Publishing Company as part of the ABC Pathfinder Series.
The New England Railway Publishing Company (fl. c. 1900 – 1920) was a Boston based publisher of railroad maps and guides. Most of their guides were promoted under the 'ABC Pathfinder' brand, but they also published the 'Nickel Pathfinder' and the 'Baby Pathfinder.'. The company maintained offices at 67 Federal Street, Boston.
Very good. Slight wear along edges. Map cut to the right of Tallahassee, Florida and does not represent full area of original print.