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Auction 109, Lot 795

"Senate Maps and Views to Accompany Message and Documents 1853-4", U.S. Government

Subject: Surveys - United States

Period: 1853-1854 (published)


Color: Black & White

9 x 11.6 inches
22.9 x 29.5 cm

Title page reads " Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the First Session the thirty-third Congress. December 6, 1853 … Part IV. Maps and other Illustrations Belonging to Reports Accompany the Message" Cloth cover, many survey and harbor maps, also a few maps and illustrations relating to Liberia. Lacks map of "Pot Rock" but with two maps of the more significant "Survey of the San Diego River, California". Also includes: "Sketch of the Public Surveys in Michigan"; "Public Surveys in the State of Wisconsin"; "Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa"; "Map of Louisiana Representing the Several Land Districts"; "Arkansas"; "A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the State of Florida"; "Survey of San Diego River and its vicinity..."; "Preliminary Sketch of the Entrances to Cape Fear River and New Inlet North Carolina"; "Chart of the Proposed Entrance to Charleston Harbour"; "Lake Pontchartrain Harbour & Breakwater"; "Plan & Section of the Milwaukee Straight Cut with Bay and Harbor Soundings", and many more.


Condition: B

Light water staining to a few maps, some with light foxing, a few tears, but maps are generally quite nice.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2004