Auction 140, Lot 268

"No. 3 Map of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River", U.S. Army

Subject: Missouri

Period: 1837 (dated)

Publication: Senate Doc. #139, 25th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
42 x 16.6 inches
106.7 x 42.2 cm

Robert E. Lee surveyed and produced three maps of the Mississippi River in 1837. This one, joined on two sheets, covers that portion of the river in the vicinity of St. Louis and includes a street plat of the city (with some streets named). It locates stone quarries, lime kilns, Indian mounds, etc. The islands of Cascarot (partial), Bloody, Duncan's and part of Cahoe are shown. There are proposed dikes and revetments to improve the harbor. A cross-section of a typical dyke is illustrated. Finely drawn by Lee, it contains very good detail of the area.

References: Claussen & Friis #191.

Condition: A

Just a hint of offsetting and toning, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/23/2012

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