Report of the State Engineer on the Canals of New York 1884

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Various authors. Report of the State Engineer on the Canals of New York 1884. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1884. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Condition (Book/DJ): Very good / No jacket.

A rare, and relatively obscure mid-19th-century American engineering report from New York. This report, which was published annually, covers the important aspects of engineering and personnel of the Erie Canal and other canals of New York. These letters, articles, reports, and charts give details into the structures and building processes, costs, and names of important workers, engineers, and surveyors. Laws were also established for building canals in years prior to this report. This 1884 edition covers the laws that were established to ensure safety and regular development. Collation complete with all pages: [2], 137. Enormous folding map of the Erie Canal. Map is loose but present. Provenance: Bookplate – D.F. Acker, M.D. Binding is tight & secure. Size (~9in X 6in).