1808.077: View of the proposed Grand Junction Canal.

Published: 1808

Full Title: A view of the proposed Grand Junction Canal, designed to bring the commerce of North Carolina to Norfolk, by an inland navigation. Together with a proposed lateral canal from Kampsville to Lynhaven [sic] River, calculated for the defence [sic] of Norfolk, and for the promoting the gun boat service, &c. By William Tatham.

Author: Tatham, William (1752-1819).

Place Issued: Norfolk

Issuing Press: James O'Connor

Description: 16 pgs.


Tatham had served as the official state geographer from 1790 onward; this pair of canals was intended to aid inland navigation in conjunction with the nearby Great Dismal Swamp canal, so protecting Norfolk's trade from foreign (i.e. British) predations; text is dated August 1808. Shaw & Shoemaker mistakenly recorded this title twice (nos. 16289 & 18722) and so the Early American Imprints Series filmed this item twice under those entry numbers.

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