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    [Map]. The "Bird's-eye View" of the Houston & Texas Central Ry. And its Northern Connections from Chicago and St. Louis. Chicago: Rand-McNally Co., circa 1877. Measuring 38.5" x 6.75", this unique foldout map 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." With a secondary Map of Houston & Texas Central Railway, measuring 7" x 6.75", and an 1878 time table. Promotional information regarding Texas is found throughout and includes information on farming and ranching. Light toning, else fine.

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