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Unrecorded Edition of Map Issued For The Exclusive Use of the Union Pacific Railroad Company

Rare case map of the United States, tracking the growth of the Union Pacific Railroad across America.

The map shows the whole of the United States illustrating routes of the Union Pacific and its many subsidiaries and connecting routes of competing railroads.

The map reflects the Union Pacific's attempt to reach the booming regions of the west, with lines extending to:

  • Seattle
  • Helena & Virginia City, Montana
  • Walla Walla, Washington and the Snake River
  • Boise and Ketchum, Idaho
  • San Francisco & Salinas
  • Los Angeles (but not San Diego)
  • Gunnison, Irwin, Leadville, Central City, Caribou and Teller Colorado
  • Ft. Laramie, Wyoming

This is the second state of the map, which shows the connection between Portland and Seattle not present in the earlier state.

Both states are extremely rare, but the present example, with no color and no vignettes, seems to be a unique survival.  

The Newberry Library example (with vignettes) notes that it was "Issued For The Exclusive Use of the Union Pacific Railroad Company."