Auction 170, Lot 218

"[Untitled - Chart of Dauphin Island and Mobile Bay] [bound in] Message from the President of the United States, Upon the Subject of Fortifications on Dauphine Island and Mobile Point", U.S. Government

Subject: Mobile, Alabama

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: H.R. Doc No. 99, 17th Congress, 1st Session

Color: Black & White

16.2 x 9.6 inches
41.1 x 24.4 cm

This is one of the earliest maps published by the U.S. government in the serial set. It shows Dauphin Island and Mobile Point, each with a proposed fort identified. These two locations became Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan and were occupied by the Confederacy during the Civil War, but were ultimately taken over by the Union army during the Battle of Mobile Bay. Accompanied by 24 pages of related text. Housed in a pocket adhered to the rear board of an attractive, modern binding.

References: Claussen & Friis #2.

Condition: C+

Condition code is for the map, which is heavily foxed but is issued on strong paper with no tears or fold separations. Disbound report text has scattered foxing. Modern covers are fine.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018