Canal

A Map of the New Intended Canal to join the Rivers Severn and Trent

by T.Kitchin. from the London  Magazine 1753.  7″ x 4 1/2″.

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A reduction of Dr. Thomas Congreve’s larger plan of 1717 accompanying his ‘Proposal for making a Navigable Communication between the Rivers of Trent and Severn’.

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A Plan of the Grand Canal from the Trent to the Mersey

Anon. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1771.  7 3/4″ x 15 1/4″.

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A very good example, free of the heavy offsetting so often found with this map. Opened in 1771, although not completed until 1777 with the construction of the Harecastle Tunnel, the Trent and Mersey Canal was engineered by James Brindley, part of his ambitious plan to connect the four major rivers of central England.

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A Plan of the Intended Navigable Canal from Basingstoke in the County of Southampton to the River Wey

Anon. from the Gentleman’s Magazine 1778.  5 5/8″ x 11 5/8″.

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Surveyed in 1777 by Joseph Parker. A very good example unaffected by the heavy offsetting very often found with this map.

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A Plan of the Navigable Canal from Birmingham in the county of Warwick,to the Canal at Aldersley near Wolverhampton..

Anon. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1771. later hand colouring. 7″ x 11 1/2″.

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“with a Collateral Cut to the Coal Mines at Wednesbury.” Engineered by James Brindley and opened in 1772 it was the first section of what became the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

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A Plan of the Navigable Canal from Chesterfield in the County of Derby to the River Trent near Stockwith

Engraved by Royce. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1777.   6 1/4″ x 11 7/8″.

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A good example, with only the slightest pale offsetting so often found with this map. Surveyed in 1769 by James Brindley.

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A Plan of the Navigable Canal now making from the River Trent to Langley Bridge

Anon.  from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1777.   6 3/4″ x 11 3/4″.

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The Erewash Canal – surveyed in 1776 by J.Smith. A good example, with only the lightest offsetting so often found with this map.

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A Plan of the River Lagon and of the intended Navigable Canal from Belfast to Loughneagh

Engraved by T.Bowen.  from the Gentleman’s Magazine 1778.  6 3/4″ x 12 3/8″.

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The Lagan Canal was first surveyed in 1741 by General Dobbs and subsequently in 1768 by Robert Whitworth – being finally opened in 1794. A very good example unaffected by the heavy offsetting so often found with this map.

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A Plan of the River Salwarp and of the Navigable Canal..

engraved by J.Lodge. from The Gentleman’s Magazine 1771. later hand colouring. 6 1/2″ x 13 3/4″.

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“..from Droitwich to the River Severn.” The Droitwich Barge Canal – overall winner of the Institute of Civil Engineers Annual Awards for 2012 after a near 40 year restoration project – engineered, built and opened in 1771 by James Brindley, Robert Whitworth and John Priddey.

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England & Wales with its railroads & canals

Drawn & Engraved by J.Archer Pentonville London. pub. Dugdale’s England and Wales Delineated. c.1850.  9″ x 7″.  Steel engraving with attractive, contemporary, full wash hand colouring. A very nice example.

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