Appletons' illustrated railway and steam navigation guide contains the time tables, stations, distances, and connections upon all the railways throughout the United States and the Canadas; also, seventy-five railway maps, delineating the principal routes east, west, north, and south: together with an account of the principal towns, villages, and cities through which the trains pass; railways and their progress; new inventions; anecdotes and incidents of travel, etc. Collected, compiled, and arranged exclusively for this publication, by G. F. Thomas, editor and general travelling agent. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 443 & 445 Broadway, 1864. 17.5x11.8 cm (12 mo.), pp.  2-288, illustrations, 75 woodcut maps, 1 folded, original pictorial tan wrappers printed in black, sewn. This popular, long running series was published semimonthly on the first and fifteenth, "under the supervision of the railway companies." This issue is dated "December 1864" on the front wrapper. It has a large quantity of advertising matter, including the entire verso of the folded map (farming land for sale, steamship lines, books, etc. -- but no patent medicine, which could not be "advertised in this GUIDE at any price"). The large folded map is "Appletons' Railway Map of the United States and the Canadas, Representing Railroads in Actual Operation, and Those in Course of Construction. Also, Map of the Territories, Showing the Pacific Railroad, Gold Regions, &c. Carefully Compiled by G. F. Thomas, Editor and Compiler of Appletons' Illustrated Railway Guide ..." The map shows mostly the eastern half of the United States; The western states and territories are shown in a smaller inset map on the lower right of the sheet. A map and description of the route from "New York to Montreal via Saratoga and Lake Champlain" is found on pages 126-127. "The region on the west side of Lake Champlain among the Adirondack Mountains is wild and romantic in the extreme. Extensive forest filled with the choicest game, and score of lakes and mountain streams abounding in trout, bass, and pickerel, invite the hunter and fisherman. The Walled Banks of the Ausable, a few miles from Port Kent, on the direct road to Keeseville, are among the natural wonders of the world, and will amply repay a visit." Professionally rebacked with about a third of the original spine panel preserved, several creases and stains to wrappers, fore-edge corners of many leaves dog-eared, but overall very good internally. The map has one small closed tear at an intersection, but is otherwise in excellent condition. (#166868).
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