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Auction 100, Lot 188

"Map of the Country embracing the Several Routes examined with a view to a National Road from Washington to Lake Ontario", U.S. War Department

Subject: Maryland and Pennsylvania

Period: 1829 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 37 inches
41.9 x 94 cm

Detailed and interesting map based on a map by Col. Stephen H. Long. It was compiled by F. Harrison, Jr., drawn by A.J. Stansbury, and engraved on copper by W. Harrison. The map covers an 80-mile section from just below Washington D.C. to Athens, PA, despite the title's reference to Lake Ontario. On a scale of five miles to the inch, the map is filled with great detail of country roads, turnpikes, towns and even locates taverns and stores.

References: Claussen & Friis #15; Phillips (A) #1377-39.

Condition: B

Light toning on folds, with some tissue repairs on fold intersections.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2002