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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009

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Lot #282: "The Levee at New Orleans" D. Appleton & Company

Antique map chart The Levee at New Orleans
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$150.00 - $200.00
Sold for: $150.00

Lot 282
By: D. Appleton & Company
Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: 1869

Publication: Appleton's Journal

Condition: B+
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Color: hand color

Size: 26.8 x 9.3 inches
68.1 x 23.7 cm

This busy post-war Mississippi River scene shows a long line of steamboats tied up to the levee to receive goods and passengers. Among their destinations are St. Louis, Cairo and the Red River. The landing is crowded with cotton bales, black workers, merchants and travelers. Engraved by John Karst after Alfred R. Waud.

Issued folding, now flattened with some folds reinforced with tissue on verso and some extraneous creasing.

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