Des Moines, IA: Board of Railroad Commissioners, 1881. Hardcover. Item #38668
A map and profile in a single volume which accompanied the Board of Railroad Commissioners Report. The first is a folded Railroad Map of Iowa engraved and printed by The Western Litho Co. measuring two feet by three feet. The second is a much larger (13 feet x 3 feet) folded Profile of Grades of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway from McGregor to The Big Sioux River, the Demoines and Fort Dodge Railroad, the Chicago and North Western Railroad, the Illinois Central, and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. Both are folded and bound into the original brown cloth over limp boards measuring 6" by 9". Spine professionally replaced. There are no tears to the maps though they are very delicate and the paper can be easily torn. A little dust along upper folds. A handsome, very good copy.