Auction 133, Lot 160

"Sketch of the Country embracing several Routes from Portsmouth Ohio, to Linville, N.C. and exhibiting the relative positions of the contemplated road…between the Atlantic Ocean and the Northern Lakes", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Mid-Atlantic and Southeast

Period: 1832-36 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.2 x 40.5 inches
31 x 102.9 cm

This map details the country between Lake Erie south to the Atlantic Ocean near Savannah. The route of the proposed road originates in Portsmouth on the Ohio River and meanders down through Kentucky, [now] West Virginia, Tennessee and to the Vicinity of Morgantown in North Carolina. The National Road is shown running between Columbus and east to Brownsville, PA. The map locates Louisville, Sparta, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Parkersburg, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and many more. Important places like the Charleston Salt Works are also located. Drawn by Lieut. F.L. Darcy under the direction of Lieut. Col. S.H. Long, Topographical Engineers. Signed in the plate.

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Condition: A

Folding as issued. Nice example with some edge toning and a few marginal foxing spots.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/1/2010

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