Auction 149, Lot 251

"[Lot of 2] Chart of Detroit River, from Lake Erie to Lake St. Clair... [and] Map of the Straits of Detroit...", Macomb, J. N. (Col.)

Subject: Michigan

Period: 1842 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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A. Chart of Detroit River, from Lake Erie to Lake St. Clair..., (29.3 x 45.8"). Very detailed map that was produced under the Direction of Captain W.G. Williams of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The map is filled with detail including the islands of Hog, Grosse and Fighting, and town plans for Sandwich, Truago, Gibraltar and Amherstburg. It further delineates areas of overflow and the roads and towns along the river's banks from Detroit to Truago Islands. The detailed plan of Detroit shows numerous roads and other details including the roads to Chicago and to Saginaw. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued. Condition: Issued folding with light to moderate offsetting with several small fold separations.

B. Map of the Straits of Detroit..., (22.4 x 36.8"). Large and finely drawn chart that covers the straits to include town plans of Gibraltar, Truaco and Amherstburg, Grosse Isle, Celeron Island and Bois Blanc. Locates two old stone windmills, lime kiln, several roads including the Detroit and Ohio road, and several houses identified by owner including Maj. John Biddle and J. Dougall. Very detailed at a scale of 3 inches per mile. Table details historical high water flows beginning in 1830. A notation tells of a "very dangerous rock in front of J. Dougall's brick dwelling…" plus other interesting notations. Condition: Issued folding with a binding trim at bottom resulting in some loss of border, moderate foxing in the lower left portion of the image, and a few short splits at fold intersections.


Condition: B

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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014