Auction 140, Lot 244

"Map of the Wabash & Erie Canal Line from the Mouth of Tippecanoe to Terre-Haute as Surveyed by Charles T. Whippo [with HR report]", U.S. Government

Subject: Indiana

Period: 1838 (circa)

Publication: HR Doc. #32, 25th Congress, 3d Session

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 12.5 inches
26.2 x 31.8 cm

This interesting small map is accompanied by the 49 pp. Congressional report. The 1838 document regards the grant of a tract of land to the State of Indiana for the purpose of opening a canal to connect the Wabash River with Lake Erie. The proposed canal is lightly colored pink. The Wabash-Erie Canal was completed in 1842. It extended to Evansville, rather than Terre Haute, as shown on this map.

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Condition: B

The map has offsetting and is trimmed to neatline for binding on the left. The report pages have scattered foxing and about 16 pages are toned.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/23/2012

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