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Creator: Thomson, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1808-1874
Title: A map of the Georgia Rail Road and the several lines of rail road connecting with it, Febr. 1839 / performed by J. Edgar Thomson, Civil Engineer ; P. S. Duval, Lith., Phila. ; on stone by J. Probst.
Date: 1839
Map Number: hmap1839t4
Scale: Scale [ca. 1:2,000,000]
Original Material: 1 map ; 55.5 x 74 cm.
Publication Data: [Philadelphia] : s.n.
Description: "The Georgia Rail-Road extends from Augusta Geo. The head of navigation on the Savannah River to the Western and Atlantic Rail-Road -- which it joins -- near Decatur. Length 165 miles. Length of W & A R.R. 130 miles making the total distance from the navigable waters of the Atlantic to those of the Mississippi 295 miles. The greatest rise on this route is 36 feet per mile and no stationary power required on the whole line."
Relief by hachures.
Probably made to accompany Report of the Engineer in Chief, May 13, 1839. Created by Act of December 21, 1836.
Hargrett's copy has penned notes and colored lines indicating steamboat routes and railroads finished, in progress, and projected.
Hargrett's copy on linen.
Subjects: Georgia Railroad--Maps | Georgia--Maps | Railroads--Southern States--Maps | Georgia Railroad
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