Auction 101, Lot 130

"Map of a Reconnaissance Between Baltimore and Philadelphia exhibiting the several routes of the Mail Road contemplated by the resolution of Congress approved on the 4th of May 1826", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1827 (published)

Publication: HR Doc #94, 19th Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Hand Color

Size:
31 x 9 inches
78.7 x 22.9 cm

Fascinating map issued by S. Bernard, Brigr. Genl. and William Tell Poussin, Capt. Top. Engrs, both of the Board of Internal Improvement. Detailed picture of a strip of land 27-miles wide between the cities on a scale of three miles to the inch. Filled with historical details including a copper factory, forts, ferries, mills, etc. Some roads are named and all are identified as either projected, traveled or turnpikes.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/4/2002

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