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    [Map]. The "Bird's-eye View" of the 1878 Houston and Texas Central Through Route to Texas, The Field of Agriculture and Commerce. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1878. 18mo, 15 pages with Map of Houston & Texas Central Railway measuring 7" x 6.75". Pictorial wrappers with top wrapper depicting a sweeping Texas landscape. The unique foldout image shows the "Directness of the route, as well as the character of the country and beauty of the landscape over which it passes." The route from Galveston to Chicago crosses over rivers and through towns. American Indians are seen in the foreground looking down on the line. Scenes pictured below the map include the court house in Austin, the Alamo, and the suspension bridge spanning the Brazos River in Waco. Pictorial wrappers show a "View of Waco." Includes 1878 timetables and fare rates. Promotional information regarding Texas is found throughout and includes information on farming and ranching.

    Condition: Foxing along top and bottom of wrappers. Fold out view is in fine condition with only minor staining. Map is in good condition with minimal toning at gutter and dampstaining at edges; does not affect the overall map. Minor dampstaining on later pages. Overall very fine.

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    March, 2018
    17th Saturday
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