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Auction 159, Lot 271

"Map of Portland Harbor. Maine. Surveyed Under the Direction of Lt: Col: John Anderson, U.S. Top: Engineer...", Anderson, John (Lt. Col.)

Subject: Portland, Maine

Period: 1833 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19.9 x 17.9 inches
50.5 x 45.5 cm
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An early and nicely detailed examination of Portland Harbor surveyed under the direction of Lt. Col. John Anderson. Drawn by Lt. B. Poole and engraved by J. V. N. Throop. It shows the town grid for Portland and also identifies Mount Joy, Cumberland, Oxford Canal and Cape Elizabeth. Includes various geographical points, coves, ledges, islands, etc. Names the Cumberland and Oxford Canal, the Observatory on Mount Joy, Fort Preble at Stoney Point, and more. An uncommon issue.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 717.

Condition: B

Issued folding with occasional foxing and a short binding tear confined to the left blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016