Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Isochronic maps of American railways in the 1800s

We have already seen some Isochronic maps here at Urban Demographics Blog. Here are a couple of travel time maps for rail mode in the US using New York City as a starting point (1800, 1830, 1857 and 1930). Via Nathan Yau.

Time to get from New York City to almost anywhere in the US, in 1857.
[Image Credit: the 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the US, via Michael Graham Richard]

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