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Description

Marvelous separately issued promotional map of California, issued by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.

The map was first issued in 1887, with modest changes thereafter, generally to add new lines and stations. Relief shown by hachures. Shows the different temperature zones of the state by use of color. Also used as a promotional broadside for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Includes a temperature key and a list of the tallest mountains in California. While the map is titled "Climatic Map. . . ," the railway detail in the map is truly superb, with every minor train stop throughout the state identified, including a number of "towns" which no longer exist.

Condition Description
Folding map, printed front and back. Minor stain, as illustrated.