Auction 95, Lot 171

"Survey of the Cumberland River from the Falls to Nashville with a view to the removal of the obstructions to Steam Boat Navigation between those points", Stansbury, M. Howard (Capt.)

Subject: Tennessee

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: Pub. HR Doc 117, 23rd Congress, 2nd Sess.

Color: Black & White

Size:
44.5 x 23 inches
113 x 58.4 cm

This map is the complete route and is a compilation of sheets I – IV of the original survey. Includes four cross sections titled: Shadowen's Shoal, White Cliff Ripple, End of Smith's Shoals, and Long Shoal. Terrific lettering in title exactly matches fancy lettering on steam boats in use today. This is an early work by Stansbury, who eighteen years later commanded an important expedition to Utah. A large (two sheets joined) and early map that is very uncommon.

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Condition: A

Folding as issued with a little foxing, but still overall very good. A large (two sheets joined) and early map that is very uncommon.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/13/2001

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