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A GROUP OF THREE ANTEBELLUM AND CIVIL WAR ERA MAPS AND ILLUSTRATION, MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA AND NEW ORLEANS LAKES, 1852-1862,

comprising a hand-colored lithograph on paper, "Reconnaissance of the Passes of the Delta of the Mississippi, Louisiana, showing changes since 1839," published 1852, A.D. Bache, Superintendent, with Lieut B.F. Sands, U.S. Navy & Asst. U.S. Coast Survey, showing South West Pass, Garden Island Bay, Delta of the Mississippi, Passe À Loutre, Blind Bay, including sailing directions, and U.S. Coast Survey Office seal, 14 3/4" x 22"; and two Harper's Weekly publication pages, May 10, 1862, "The Approaches to New Orleans by Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne," page 294, sketched by A. Richardson, including views of Fort Pike, La., Pearl River Light, and Man of War Bay; and, "The Mississippi River from its Mouth to Cairo, Showing New Orleans, Memphis, Fort Wright, Island Number Ten, Columbus, Etc.," page 295, showing riverways and emerging railroad systems in strip map form, 15 1/4" x 10 1/2".

Provenance:Private Document Collection, Rochester, New York

Condition:

Some expected minor damages at edges and corners, yellow toning of paper, some foxing spots, overall in good condition, wear commensurate with age.

Estimate: $150 - $250
Price Realized
$75
09/25/2021

 

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