Centennial American Republic and Railroad Map of the United States

Centennial American Republic and Railroad Map of the United States

$126.00 USD

Item Code: 15355

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Finely-detailed, archival reproduction of an antique map of the United States from 1875 printed on acid-free, 100% cotton rag fine art paper with a matte finish and archival pigment inks.

This map is sold as a print set split into 9 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

Related subjects: United States, Railroads

Map Details

Title: Centennial American Republic and Railroad Map of the United States and of the Dominion of Canada

Year: 1875

Language: English

Creator: Gaylord Watson

Watson's railroad map of the United States was designed to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the country in 1876. The country had entered the Industrial Revolution, and the map stresses themes of technology and progress. The entire railway system is detailed, including names of all the towns with railroad stops. The cartouche drawing on the right shows a train traveling full speed towards the viewer, flanked by Native Americans hunting buffalo to the left, and scenes of agriculture and cities with smokestacks to the right. The theme of the centennial is expressed by several inset drawings (Main Building of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, a portrait of George Washington, the Capitol building in Washington, and Independence Hall in Philadelphia), numerous charts containing statistical data (population by state and county, population of cities, distances between cities, a list of state and territorial governors), and the text of the Declaration of Independence.

This map is sold as a print set split into 9 individual prints. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat.

PLEASE NOTE: Frames are not included.

About Sizes & Borders

PRINT SIZES

This print set is offered in a range of sizes matching modern standard size frames. Each print is sized to fit perfectly in a standard size frame without a mat. The most common standard size frames are 8"x10", 11"x14", and 16"x20". These sizes are widely available in any store that sells frames. Less common standard sizes are 8"x8", 8"x12", 9"x12", 10"x15", 12"x12", 12"x16", 12"x18", and 16"x16". These sizes are available in most well-stocked stores that sell frames. All of these sizes are also available from numerous online frame vendors.

BORDERS

For our print sets we do not add any blank borders to the prints. For each size this map is offered in, the size listed will be the exact size of the printed area as well as the exact size of the paper. For example, a size of 11"x14" means the exact size of the printed area will be 11"x14" and the exact size of the paper will also be 11"x14". Print sets are designed to be placed in frames of the same size without a mat.

CUSTOMIZATIONS

We love to customize! In most cases we can make this map available in sizes different than those listed above or with different borders. Please contact us before you place your order to see if the customization you have in mind is possible. Please also note that we generally do not accept returns for products with customizations. See our returns policy for more information.