Map of part of the State of Indiana through which the New Albany and Mount Carmel Rail Road will pass

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Detailed map of a short lived railway bisecting southern Indiana.

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Description

This early railroad survey shows the proposed route for the New Albany and Mount Carmel Railroad, which was organized to cross Indiana between the two eponymous towns. Red lines indicate a six mile range on either side, while the numbers within each township reflect acreage sold within – presumably as part of a government grant or bond issue.

Although little detail is provided on the surrounding area apart from waterways and a few scattered towns, the geographic situation between the Wabash and Ohio Rivers clearly shows the potential benefit of a rail line between the two. Engraved by W.J. Stone and issued to the 3rd Session of the 25th Congress as part of Senate Document Number 49.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1838

Author: Government Printing Office

Sheet Width (in): 25.40

Sheet Height (in): 8.80

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Moderate creasing and slight discoloration along fold lines and faintly toned from age, otherwise in near fine condition.

$125.00

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