Auction 110, Lot 107

"A New Map of Lake Champlain",

Subject: New York and Canada

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.4 x 22 inches
23.9 x 55.9 cm

This is a rare broadsheet map printed by S. Fletcher of Burlington, VT to advertise the Champlain Transportation Company's steamboat service. The map covers both the water and road routes from Albany to Montreal. Text at sides describe the steamboats, the service, the history of the region and points of interest along the route. A vignette of the Burlington noted as being "not only the finest boat ever built on Lake Champlain, but is probably unsurpassed in neatness, beauty and comfort by any boat in the United States."

References:

Condition: B

Three small holes at fold intersections and some staining. Remnants of hinging tape in top margin.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/2/2005

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