Auction 165, Lot 428

"A Plan of the Navigable Canal, Now Making from the City of Coventry, to Communicate with the Grand Canal upon Fradley Heath in the County of Stafford, Survey'd in 1767", Lodge, John

Subject: Central England

Period: 1771 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

12.9 x 6.2 inches
32.8 x 15.7 cm

This plan shows the route of a canal connecting Coventry to Fradley Heath - a distance of over 36 miles. At the time of publication, the canal had been completed to Atherstone - a distance of over 14 miles in about 3 years. Towns along the canal route include Nun Eaton, Atherstone, Polesworth, and Tamsworth. This canal was one of many constructed as part of Britain's national canal system, whose creation was spurred by the Industrial Revolution. One industry that would have benefited from this specific route is coal, with several coal mines and coal works identified along the path. Issued in the June 1771 edition of Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-210.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint offsetting and a chip confined to the right blank margin.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/15/2017