Map of Proposed and Operational Telegraph Lines (1855)

Map showing the telegraph lines in operation, under contract, and contemplated, to complete the circuit of the globe

World Map of Proposed and Operational Telegraph Lines (1855)
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Date: 1855
Author: J H Colton
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Source: Library of Congress
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J H Colton's map of the state of telegraphy in the mid-19th Century.

Clever and forward-thinking legend/depiction of their "In Operation", "under Contract", and "Contemplated" symbology. Pretty old-hat, nowadays, but for the time, very clever.



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