Maps of New York State Canals & Railroads.
1863. · Albany, New York:
by Sweet, S. H.
Folding maps (two), cloth covers lettered in gilt, folded size 7x4 3/4", railroad map 24x30, canal map 24x40, both with decorative boarders. Cloth folder is split through, which results in a map attached to each cover, railroad maps with a couple of minor fold tears or holes, the canal map also has a few fold tears, one is about 3", normal aging and toning; maps are generally very good. S.H. Sweet (1830-1899) was the Deputy State Engineer & Surveyor who appears to have had a role in supervising a review of New York's canal system. In April of 1862 a law was passed to review canals in the state to see what would be involved to improve them. The date on the canal map is 1862, and it provides information on the canals, including original cost, and the cost of improvements. The other map basically shows New York State railroads. A relatively scarce item that provides some interesting information on New York canals. (Inventory #: 100947)