Lot #109
Philadelphia: Ocean Steamship Line

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Estimate: $100+


Booklet entitled "Charter, City Ordinance and Proposed Plan of Organization of the Ocean Steamship Line, Projected between Philadelphia and European Ports, to be under the auspices and control of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company." Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, 1863. Bound in hardcover boards with original front yellow wrapper retained inside, 5.75 x 9, 40 pages. The booklet contains a plan for this early intercontinental ocean line, outlining a stock offering, information about steamships, an ordinance supporting its creation, and the text of the charter for the "Philadelphia and Crescent Navigation Company." A fold-out plate illustrates an ideal method of building ocean steamships. In fine condition, with a spot of surface loss to the front wrapper.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #602 - Ended February 10, 2021