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1826 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

A scarce Chesapeake and Ohio Canal map

A scarce, separately issued map showing the route of the proposed Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. After the Revolutionary War, George Washington was the chief advocate of using waterways to connect the Eastern Seaboard to the Great Lakes and Ohio River. To this end he founded the Potowmack Company in 1785, in order to improve the […]

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With a map of Mount Vernon by Washington himself

An interesting volume of Washington’s correspondence with a prominent Englishman, illustrated by the earliest published map of Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Following his retirement from active service in 1783, Washington devoted much of his time to the maintenance and improvement of his vast estate of Mount Vernon. Soon thereafter he began an extensive correspondence with Arthur Young […]

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With a map of Mount Vernon by Washington himself

An interesting volume of Washington’s correspondence with a prominent Englishman, illustrated by the earliest published map of Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Following his retirement from active service in 1783, Washington devoted much of his time to the maintenance and improvement of his vast estate of Mount Vernon. Soon thereafter he began an extensive correspondence with Arthur Young […]

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Rare Chesapeake & Ohio Canal map with interesting provenance

Separately issued presentaion copy of a map showing the route of the proposed Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, presented by General Simon Bernard to Mrs. Eliza Custis. After the Revolutionary, George Washington was the chief advocate of using waterways to connect the Eastern Seaboard to the Great Lakes and Ohio River. He founded the Potowmack Company in […]

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Washington and Rochambeau’s route to Yorktown

This untitled map covers the East Coast of America from Boston Harbor to the Pamptico River in North Carolina. Its primary purpose is to depict the route of the American and French forces under Generals Washington and Rochambeau from New England to Yorktown and back again. Befitting a route map the emphasis is on features relevant to travel: […]

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Unrecorded Andover Academy broadside

An extremely rare broadside program for an irreverent Washington’s Birthday celebration at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The large size, dramatic display type and unusual content combine to render this a most suitable display piece. The broadside features several lines of headline type followed by a program for “cremation exercises by the juniors,” apparently a […]

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A great Virginia rarity: The “Association” of 1770

A remarkable Williamsburg, Virginia broadside printing of the text of “The Association” of June 1770, signed in type by 164 leading Virginians. No example of the broadside has appeared on the market in living memory, and we have been unable to locate an example in any Virginia institution. Background In their disputes with the mother country […]

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