Lot 428

1827 The Grand Imperial Ship Canal Certificate (Intended...

Auction Date: 4/11/2021 at 10am

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1827 The Grand Imperial Ship Canal Certificate (Intended Ship Canal from London to Portsmouth). Certificate for 20 shares. 1827. Fine illustration of Ocean sailing ship being towed along the intended ship canal by Steam Tug, Unissued share certificate complete with counterfoil. Size 13" x 6" (an interesting example of what might have been. Sir John Rennie in 1811 surveyed this intended Ocean Ship Canal for "The Grand Southern Canal" promoters. Later for "The Grand Imperial Ship Canal" in 1825 proposes, "a ship canal from London to Portsmouth, capable of conveying line of Battleships and the largest Merchantmen" 86 miles long 300 feet wide and 24 feet deep. The route was to be via Guildford, Loxwood & the Avon Valley. The cost was estimated at £7 million).

Hammer Price: £100.00