Auction 148, Lot 264

"[Lot of 7 - Engineering Maps of the Ohio River]",

Subject: Louisville, Kentucky

Period: 1852-56 (circa)

Publication: Sen Ex. Doc 42, 2nd Session, 32nd Cong.

Color: Black & White

Size:
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This group of maps show the planned improvements to the canal that bypassed the Falls of the Ohio River between Louisville and Portland, Kentucky. The canal was originally constructed in 1830 by the Louisville and Portland Canal Company, but the government eventually acquired it and made several improvements to it. The establishment of the canal was quite significant as the Falls was the only obstacle on the Ohio River from its source in Pennsylvania all the way to the Mississippi River.

A. Plans of the Various Improvements at the Falls of the Ohio Made Under the Direction of the Board of Engineers..., by J.W. Abert, dated 1852 (32.1 x 20.4").

B. Plan of the Survey and Details of a Canal on the Indiana Side of the Falls of the Ohio, by J.W. Abert and G.K. Warren, dated 1852 (32.0 x 21.5").

C. Plan of the Louisville and Portland Canal Showing the Proposed Enlargement and Extension Made Under the Direction of the Board of Engineers..., by George F. Fuller, dated 1852 (34.2 x 23.4").

D. Map Showing the Location of the Louisville and Portland Canal at the Falls of the Ohio with the Enlargement and Extension Proposed by Edward Watts, C.E., by W.H. Bradley, dated 1856 (32.5 x 22.3").

E. [Untitled - Ohio River Map], by A. Hoen & Company, circa 1852 (27.3 x 19.0").

F. Plan Sections & Elevations of a Canal Lock for the Enlargement and Extension of the Canal Around the Falls of the Ohio..., by G.K. Warren, dated 1852 (34.2 x 21.5").

G. Plan of Guard Gate Walls and Plan and Elevation of Draw-Bridge Piers for the Enlargement and Extension of Canal Around the Falls of the Ohio..., by G.K. Warren, dated 1852 (27.6 x 20.0").

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Condition: B+

The maps are generally good to very good with a few splits at fold intersections, extraneous creases, pleasant toning, and an occasional tape repair on verso. One of the maps (map D) has a few long separations.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $40

Closed on 2/19/2014

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