Lot 39
  • 39

Whitworth, Robert

Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
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563 GBP
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Description

  • A Report and Survey of the Canal, proposed... from Waltham-Abbey to Moorfields. Also a report and survey of a line, which may be continued from Marybone to the said proposed canal... to which is subjoin'd an address to the Right-Honourable the Lord-Mayor... of the city of London, on the importance and great utility of canals... by James Sharp. [London, c.1773]
  • paper
3 parts in one, folio (305 x 198mm.), 11 engraved double-page and/or folding maps, 6 with hand-colouring, eighteenth-century half russia, the first 3 maps and 2 at end offset or spotted, a few tears, covers detached and binding worn

Provenance

George Rennie (1791-1866), engineer, note of purchase at Evans' sale, 3 June 1834

Catalogue Note

The third part of this collection is Queries... about the intended canal from Monkey Island to Isleworth, answered. In addition an 8vo pamphlet has been bound in, An Act for improving and completing the navigation of the rivers Thames and Isis, from the city of London to the town of Cricklade [1771] (lacking first leaf). The spine is titled "Surveys of the river Thames".
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