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Auction 109, Lot 140

"Ottawa Canal Survey General Map and Profile of the Proposed Line of Navigation for Connecting the River St. Lawrence with the Geogian Bay, Lake Huron. By the Valleys of the Ottawa, the Mattawan, Lake Nippissingue, and the French River",

Subject: Canada

Period: 1860 (dated)

Publication: Office of Public Works Quebec

Color: Hand Color

35 x 27.7 inches
88.9 x 70.4 cm

A large and remarkable map that shows an ambitious project that involved 29 miles of canal and 400 miles of rivers and lakes to create the waterway. Detailed plan involving all rivers is across the entire bottom of the map. Locates Ottawa and Montreal. Filled with detail on a scale of 12 miles per inch. Light blue wash coloring in waterways. Apparently a rare chart as we find no mention of this map in our references or on the web.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now archival tissue backed. Light toning along some fold lines.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/1/2004