Auction 161, Lot 323

"No. 3 Map of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River", Lee, Robert E.

Subject: St. Louis, Missouri

Period: 1837 (dated)

Publication: Sen. Doc. #139, 25th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

41.5 x 15.3 inches
105.4 x 38.9 cm

Robert E. Lee surveyed and produced three maps of the Mississippi River in 1837. This one, joined on two sheets, covers that portion of the river in the vicinity of St. Louis and includes a street plat of the city (with many streets named). It locates stone quarries, lime kilns, Indian mounds, etc. The islands of Cascarot (partial), Bloody, Duncan's and part of Cahoe are shown. There are proposed dikes and revetments to improve the harbor. A cross-section of a typical dyke is illustrated. Finely drawn by Lee, it contains very good detail of the area.

References: Claussen & Friis #191; Phillips (Maps) p. 764.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with occasional light scattered foxing mostly at top left.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2017