Auction 111, Lot 265

"A New Map of Virginia with its Canals, Roads & Distances from place to place, along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes", Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.

Subject: Virginia

Period: 1850 (dated)

Publication: Mitchell's New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11.6 inches
35.6 x 29.5 cm

An attractive map with nice detail of the counties, cities, roads and railways. At top is a profile of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Table at bottom lists Steam Boat Routes - Richmond to Norfolk, Richmond to Washington, Richmond to Baltimore, Wheeling to Pittsburgh, and Wheeling to Cincinnati. Legend identifies canals, railroads, capital cities, leading roads plus distance along roads in miles. Fancy titling and decorative border.

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Condition: A

Finely applied original coloring.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/8/2005

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