Auction 110, Lot 140

"Survey for a projected Canal Between Mobile and Pensacola Bays in Alabama and Florida", U.S. Government

Subject: Florida and Alabama

Period: 1833 (dated)

Publication: HR doc 61, map #2, 23rd Cong., 1st Sess.

Color: Black & White

33 x 20 inches
83.8 x 50.8 cm

An early examination of the region by Lt. W.C. Williams assisted by T.J. Lee, T. F. Drayton, C.W. Ward & H.C. Sill. The proposed route for the canal is traced from Bon Secour River (Mobile Bay) eastward to Pensacola Bay with terrific detail along the way. Locates and names Bay Lalande, Perdido River, Secour River, Inerarity Point, Garcon's Creek, Great Lagoon, Bayou Grande, Bayou Chico, Camp Clinch, and much more. Profiles in the vicinity of the several canals are shown at the upper left.

References: Claussen & Friis #26; Koepp #255.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Occasional scattered foxing, paper sound and quite clean otherwise.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/2/2005