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Auction 108, Lot 150

"[Lot of 3 - Mississippi River]", Lee, Robert E.

Subject: United States - Central

Period: 1837 (dated)

Publication: Ex Senate Doc. 139, 25th Cong., 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

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This set of three matched maps by the young Lt. Robert E. Lee are fine examples of his cartographic skills at this early point in his military career. Charts include: No. 1 - Map of the Des Moines Rapids of the Mississippi River (49.5 x 22.5"); No. 2 - Map of the Rock Island Rapids of the Mississippi River (66 x 24"); and No. 3 - Map of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River (43 x 17"). Rarely offered together, they cover the river in minute detail.

References: Keopp #316.

Condition: A

Maps No. 1 & 3 are very good to fine. Map No. 2 has toning along one fold and a fold split. All are tissue backed.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/29/2004