Auction 163, Lot 201

"Sketch of the Country Embracing Several Routes from Portsmouth Ohio, to Linville, N.C. and Exhibiting the Relative Positions of the Contemplated Road...", U.S. Corps of Engineers

Subject: Central & Southeast United States

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc. 169, 24th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.1 x 40.9 inches
30.7 x 103.9 cm

This map details the country between Lake Erie south to the Atlantic Ocean near Savannah. The route of the proposed road originates in Portsmouth on the Ohio River and meanders down through Kentucky, [now] West Virginia, Tennessee and to the vicinity of Morgantown in North Carolina. The National Road is shown running between Columbus and east to Brownsville, PA. The map locates Louisville, Sparta, Savannah, Charleston, Columbia, Parkersburg, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and many more towns and cities. Important places like the Charleston Salt Works are also located. Drawn by Lieut. F.L. Darcy under the direction of Lieut. Col. S.H. Long, Topographical Engineers. Signed in the plate.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with light scattered foxing mostly in the blank margins. A short fold separation in the bottom blank margin has been closed on verso with tape.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/14/2017

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