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Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana : together with its proposed branches, connections and extensions in Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas ; also its connecting steamship routes from Berwicks Bay to ports in the Gulf of Mexico, together with the advantages in point of directness & diminished distance to the Pacific Coast, New Orleans, La., January 24th, 1859

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Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana : together with its proposed branches, connections and extensions in Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas ; also its connecting steamship routes from Berwicks Bay to ports in the Gulf of Mexico, together with the advantages in point of directness & diminished distance to the Pacific Coast, New Orleans, La., January 24th, 1859
Names
New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company (Creator)
Bayley, G. W. R. (Engineer)
Hammond, John T., approximately 1820- (Engraver)
New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company (Publisher)
Hammond, John T., approximately 1820- (Lithographer)
Collection

Maps of North America

Countries

United States (except New York)

States

Louisiana

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859 (Inferred)
Place: New Orleans, La.
Publisher: New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 17-625
Topics
New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad Company
Railroads -- Southwest, Old
Railroads
United States -- Southwest, Old
Genres
Maps
Notes
Content: Description derived from published bibliography.
Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Citation/reference: Library of Congress. Railroad maps, 479
Content: Scale 1:1,267,200. 20 miles per inch (W 101°57ʹ--W 88°45ʹ/N 34°40ʹ--N 27°20ʹ).
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map ; 64 x 94 cm
NYPL Map Div. copy imperfect: several pieces of map lacking, especially the lower part of the map. Manuscript notation in ink below title:1859.
Description
Outline map of the south-central states from Mississippi to the Rio Grande. Shows the "Wheat Region of Texas." Indicates completed, located and proposed lines. Table of distances in left side of map.
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
Library of Congress Control Number: 98688729
RLIN/OCLC: 42953496
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21256790
Folder number: US080.3.07
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f16e9bc0-22c9-0135-bf18-7f87aa69f3e4
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1859: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1859. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/18639a70-22ca-0135-0045-67655a8ac4bb

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 17, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/18639a70-22ca-0135-0045-67655a8ac4bb

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Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1859). Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/18639a70-22ca-0135-0045-67655a8ac4bb

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Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana