Description: TITLE: Map of Long Island showing the Long Island Railroad.
This highly appealing decorative map of Long Island was issued in 1891 by the Long Island Railroad to promote real estate investment throughout the island.
Cartographically the map is based upon Colton's 1855 Travellers Map of Long Island, though it has been updated to 1884, reflecting the development of the rail lines as far as Sag Harbor and Greenport as well as embellished with numerous decorative elements.
By far this map's most interesting feature is its elaborate decorative border work which promotes the beaches, climate, views, fishing, and sailing to be hand throughout Long Island. The map describes Long Island, "the Pleasure Ground of New York", as "Cool in the Summer", "Warm in the Winter", "swept by ocean breezes", and the "most healthful and delightful climate on the coast".
Location of Origin: North America
Dimensions: Height: 13.75 inches, Width: 27 inches
Primary Classification: Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Maps, Views and Celestials : Americas
Secondary Classification: All Works of Art By Theme : By Style / Period