Proposed Staten Island Transit route map 1884 Bridgman

Proposed Staten Island Transit route map 1884 Bridgman

"Proposed Staten Island Rapid Transit Route"- "Existing Ferry Routes are indicated by blue lines"

Issued c. 1884 by E.C. Bridgman NY, Map Publisher. (letter on verso is dated October, 1884)

Original late 19th century lithographed map with overprinted color denoting the different tansit lines both as they existed and as proposed.

On the verso of the sheet is a full page letter from "The Mercantile Agency" & "R.G. Dun & Co." (see photo) soliciting the sale of investment bonds to expand the transit lines.

VG condition overall, couple of minor tiny spots at bottom left, otherwise clean and nice. What appear to be original fold-lines as the item was originally likely sent out in an envelope.

Very scarce 19th century promotional cartographic item related to Staten island and New York city.

Sheet measures c.11 " H x 8 1/2 " W

Engraved area measures c. 9 3/4 " H x 7 1/2 " W



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