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Historic Map Collection -- Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Maryland portion, 1803

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Maryland portion, 1803. Section of the northern course of the canal from the tide in the Elk River at Frenchtown to the forked [oak] in Mr. Rudulph's swamp. B. Henry Latrobe engineer, Aug't 3'd to 10'h 1803. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1803. NOTES Relief shown by shading, hachures, and spot heights. Shows elevation of water levels at points along the canal route. Also shows "Practicable southern course". Oriented with north toward the upper right. Pen-and-ink, lead pencil, and watercolors. Includes notes, elevation cross-section at top, and scale diagram. Scale [ca. 1:4,752. 1 in. to 6 chains].

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Printed on acid-free museum quality paper, it is guaranteed to retain color and clarity for years to come. Due to the large size and high quality, each map in this collection is capable of being a center-piece for the room or space of your choosing. These unique reproductions are both fascinating and sure to please. This map is an Editor's Pick! The hand-lettering is exquisite and shows the talents of the drafter. Latrobe was one of the finest engineers of his day

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