Auction 150, Lot 342

"Insurance Plan of Kingston Jamaica", Goad, Charles E.

Subject: Kingston, Jamaica

Period: 1894 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 24.5 inches
53.3 x 62.2 cm

This large, uncommon fire insurance plan is presented on a scale of 500 feet to one inch. It has a table at the top explaining the various water works, along with details on the fire brigade and prevailing winds. A key below the title identifies the construction of various buildings, including those which are "poor and probably uninsurable." Hospitals, streets, stores, schools, banks, fire hydrants, post offices and memorials are identified or named. Other interesting locations include the race course, general penitentiary, and the lunatic asylum. Dated December 1894 by Chas. E. Goad Civil Engineer Montreal & Toronto, Canada. A most uncommon issue.

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Condition: A

Clean and bright with a hint of toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/17/2014

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