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Auction 153, Lot 171

"Chart of the Head of Navigation of the Potomac River Shewing the Route of the Alexandria Canal Made in Pursuance of a Resolution of the Alexa. Canal Company Oct. 1838…", U.S. War Department

Subject: Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1838 (dated)


Color: Black & White

36 x 19 inches
91.4 x 48.3 cm

This is a large-scale map (4" to 1000') showing Alexandria, Georgetown and Washington. Details are shown along the banks. The route of the canal is sketched from the Potomac Aqueduct (site of the Key Bridge) south to Alexandria. Locates the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, the Cannon Foundry, U.S. Arsenal, the Columbia Turnpike and Alexandria and Washington Turnpike, and more. Lithograph by W.J. Stone, Washington, D.C.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 724

Condition: B+

Issued folding with a few faint spots of foxing and faint toning along the left and top edges of the sheet. Trimmed to the neatline at left, with a small chip and tear entering the map border.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/20/2015