Auction 117, Lot 171

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

Subject: Southern United States

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 of the several canals in the vicinity are shown at the upper left.

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

Condition: A+

A fine, bright and clean example. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006