LOW, John, publisher. A View of the Grand Canal, from Lake Erie to the Hudson River; Containing a Particular Description of its Construction, and Historical Summary of the Different Towns, Villages, &c. on the Route of the Canal. Also, a Description of the Champlain Canal. New York: John Low, 1825.

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LOW, John, publisher. A View of the Grand Canal, from Lake Erie to the Hudson River; Containing a Particular Description of its Construction, and Historical Summary of the Different Towns, Villages, &c. on the Route of the Canal. Also, a Description of the Champlain Canal. New York: John Low, 1825.

12o (204 x 135 mm). 28 pages. Woodcut of the Grand Canal on front wrapper. (Spotting and browning.) Self-wrappers, stitched as issued (chips to edges).

FIRST EDITION. Of all the construction projects on the Niagara Frontier, the Erie Canal, completed in 1825, was the one which most influenced the development of the local area. DeWitt Clinton's "Grand Canal" opened Western New York to large-scale settlement, the establishment of prosperous farms and businesses and industrialization of the Niagara shoreline. American Imprints 23162; Sabin 99559.
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