Profile of the Pacific Railroad

The New American Cyclopædia was an encyclopedia created and published by D. Appleton & Company of New York in 16 volumes, which initially appeared between 1858 and 1863. Its primary editors were George Ripley and Charles Anderson Dana. The New American Cyclopædia was revised and republished as the American Cyclopædia in 1873. This item comes from Volume 14 of the 1875 edition and is approximately 12 inches long by 9 inches tall. Paper is generally clean and crisp with little wear, but shows some browning.

This illustration is titled "Profile of the Pacific Railroad" and displays several points of elevation along the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads.