Lot 225 of 435:
Van Rensselaer on the Erie Canal 1824  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
A Geological and Agricultural Survey on the district adjoining the Erie Canal, in the State of New York.
Author:
Van Rensselaer, Stephen
Place:
Albany
Publisher:
Packard & Van Benthuysen
Date:
1824
Description:

163 pp. Two long folding engraved plates, one colored. (8vo) 23.5x14 cm (9¼x5½") modern brown half morocco and boards, spine lettered in gilt. First Edition.

One plate shows a geological profile of the canal, with four inset views. The views represent “Canal at Albany,” “Aqueduct Bridge, Little Falls”, “Aqueduct Falls, Rochester,” “Village of Black Rock from Canadian Shore.” The other plate is a colored "Profile of Rocks crossing part of Massachusetts...". Scarce, no copies in recent auction records.

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Condition:
Light wear to binding; foxing and offsetting within; very good.
 
Item number:
290930
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