Wierman Jr., T. T.
1876

Map Showing the Canals Belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company.

Map Showing the Canals Belonging to the Penn'[sylvani]a Canal Company

DESCRIPTION: Manuscript thematic surveyor's map from 1876 detailing the visible hydrographic features of east central Pennsylvania with numerous rivers, creeks and canals. The map's theme is the canals belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company.

The map was probably used to generate blueprint copies and dates to the beginning of the decline of the Pennsylvania Canal System. In 1867, the Pennsylvania Railroad formed the Pennsylvania Canal Company using their canals to haul freight. By 1900 most Pennsylvania canal were unused, a victim of the significant financial advantage provided by the railroads

With a finely drawn compass rose with a fleur de lis skewered by a gaily festooned pointer. Also contains much detail about railroads, bridges and towns, a reflection of the company's ownership by a railroad company.

Portions of the waterways are labeled as :
West Branch Division Juniata Division Penna Canal Wyoming Division Pennsylvania Canal Pennsylvania Canal Union Canal
The map contains all or part of the following Pennsylvania counties: Blair, Center, Clynton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Snyder, Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Northumberland, Montou, Columbia, Luzerne, Lycom, Centre.

Drawn by T. T. Wierman Jr. Assistant Engineer.

CREATOR: Wierman Jr., T. T.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1876

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Fair.  On surveyors' "vellum" / tracing cloth. Edge tears. Traces of old tape repairs.

COLORING: Hand colored.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 20 " x 14 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 200

PRICE: $1150

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