NY: American Bank Note Co. [for The Railroad], January, 1894. Single sheet, 41 x 100 cm., folded to 20 x 10 cm., 20 panels. Front and back cover panels printed in yellow, with black lettering and an image of the North American continent, a train and a steamship of the Morgan Line. Train time tables for points west, and ads for steamship lines on recto. On the verso is a "Correct Map of the Railway & Steamship Lines Operated by the Southern Pacific Company," [Poole Brothers, Map Engravers, Chicago] 40 x 79 cm., showing most of the United States and parts of Mexico, with inset maps of a County Map of Texas, showing the Atlantic System of the Southern Pacific Company; and plat maps of New Orleans, San Antonio, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Rail lines shown in bold. Text descriptions of California and Texas, interior view of a railway sleeping car. Also included are railway lines to Mexico and steamship routes to Cuba. A closed tear at the lower margin extends into the cartouche, slightly affecting a letter or two. Short separations along the horizontal fold, else very good. Item #67069
The Southern Pacific Company finished the "Sunset Route" linking New Orleans to California in 1883, becoming the second transcontinental railway to be completed. Poole's map of the lines operated by the company began appearing on their timetables about then. There are copies of the 1884 and 1892 editions in the David Rumsey collection. No listings on OCLC for this 1894 edition.