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JACKSON, William & COPPIN, Daniel. [Antique map of the proposed canal scheme in Lincolnshire]
A Map of the Ancient River Witham, with its Alterations by William Jackson & c. To the right Worshipfull the Mayor and Corporation of Lincolnshire This Plan &c. is humbly Inscribed by their most humble serv.ts Will.m Jackson & D.Coppin. c.1745. 430 x 710mm. Paper toned, some worming, ink stamp of the Depot de la Marine upper centre.
Antique map showing a plan to improve the river traffic between Lincoln and Boston, using 'Lord Fitzwilliam's Forty Foot Drain', an unsucessful attempt to drain Holland Fen to the west of Boston built in 1720. This was one of two competing schemes, against one by John Grundy. It was not until 1762 that an Act of Parliament was passed for improvements to the river Witham and the final act for draining Holland Fen was not obtained until 1767. In 1745 Coppin published his 'Proposals for the more effectual draining all the levels contiguous to the river Witham from the city of Lincoln to Chappie Hill'.
[Ref: 12327]    £785.00 ($1,061 • €874 rates)


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