Auction 123, Lot 183

"Map of a Reconnaissance Between Baltimore and Philadelphia exhibiting the several routes of the Mail Road contemplated by the resolution of Congress approved on the 4th of May 1826", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: United States - Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1826 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc #94, 19th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

31 x 10 inches
78.7 x 25.4 cm

A boldly engraved, early and fascinating map that was issued by S. Bernard, Brigr. Genl. and William Tell Poussin, Capt. Top. Engrs, both on the Board of Internal Improvement. The map provides a detailed picture of a strip of land 27 miles wide between Baltimore and Philadelphia, on a scale of three miles to the inch. It is filled with historical details and information including a copper factory, forts, ferries, mills, and more. Some roads are named and all are identified as projected, traveled or turnpike.

References: Claussen & Friis #7.

Condition: B

On sound paper with wide, original margins. With significant areas of foxing as this map is generally found.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/20/2008