Auction 165, Lot 265

"No. 3. Map of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River. Oct. 1837", Lee, Robert E.

Subject: St. Louis, Missouri

Period: 1837 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

41.3 x 15.3 inches
104.9 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: A

Mostly clean and bright, issued folding. There are a few faint spots of foxing at top left, mainly in blank space.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/15/2017