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Auction 123, Lot 280

"The Kennebec River and Adjacent Country Shewing the Routes Examined for a Road from Augusta to the Canada Line in the Direction of Quebec", U.S. Army

Subject: Maine

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: House Doc. No.144, 23rd Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

31.5 x 11 inches
80 x 27.9 cm

The title continues "Reconnaissance made in 1834 by Hartman Bache T.E. & Bt. Major Assisted by G. W. Ward 2nd Lt. 2nd Arty. and J. F. Cooper Bt.2nd Lt. 3rd Infy." The map used Greenleaf's map of Maine as its source with corrections by Ward and Cooper. It is centered roughly on Bingham, extending south along the Kennebec River to Hallowell and Augusta and north to the Canadian line. The north is mostly unsettled, but the map names Moosehead Lake, the Bald Mountains, and three branches of the Penobscot River. A good road network is shown between Waterville, Scowhegan Falls, Norridgewock, Solon, and more. There is good detail of the Old Canada Road with a note at the border that Quebec is 93 miles. North is oriented to the right. An uncommon issue.

References: Claussen & Friis #42.

Condition: B+

Folding, as issued. On sound paper with full original margins. Some occasional foxing else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/20/2008