Auction 96, Lot 574

"Plan for shortening the time of passage between New York and London", Bufford, J. H.

Subject: Sea Travel

Period: 1850 (published)

Publication: Legislature of Maine

Color: Black & White

5.5 x 8.8 inches
14 x 22.4 cm

Remarkable documents published by order of the Legislature of Maine arguing for the construction of a railroad from Bangor to "some good harbor" of eastern Nova Scotia to shorten the transit time between the U.S. and Britain. Signed by seven prominent citizens, the document makes a good argument for the shorter sail followed by a railroad trip to the States. Lots of backup data and information, 24 pp. Large (9"x34") fold-out map [Map Showing the Plan for Shortening the Time of Passage between New York and London] on thin paper shows the Northeast and sailing distances to Liverpool and Galway Bar in support the argument. Rare. Paper covers.


Condition: A

Remarkably good condition.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/12/2001