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Auction 163, Lot 183

"Survey for a Projected Canal Between Mobile and Pensacola Bays in Alabama and Florida", U.S. Government

Subject: Mobile Bay, Alabama & Pensacola Bay, Florida

Period: 1833 (dated)

Publication: Message from the President ... Canal Routes Through Florida

Color: Black & White

32.7 x 19.5 inches
83.1 x 49.5 cm
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An early examination of the region by Lt. W.C. Williams assisted by T.J. Lee, T. F. Drayton, C.W. Ward & H.C. Sill. The proposed route for the canal is traced from Bon Secour River (Mobile Bay) eastward to Pensacola Bay with terrific detail along the way. Locates and names Bay Lalande, Perdido River, Secour River, Inerarity Point, Garcon's Creek, Great Lagoon, Bayou Grande, Bayou Chico, Camp Clinch, and much more. Profiles of the several canals in the vicinity are shown at the upper left.

References: Claussen & Friis #26.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing, a short fold separation at top left, and a small chip and an adjacent 3" edge tear that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/14/2017