Title: Plan of the ‘Proposed Aire and Dunn Canal’.
Creator: William Smith (1769-1839) and John Phillips (1800-1874)
Description: Printed plan of ‘The Proposed Aire and Dunn Canal to drain the contiguous Lands and to shorten and connect the present navigations’, by William Smith, Engineer, 1819. Drawn on stone by J[ohn] Phillips.
The lithograph map was drawn by William Smith’s nephew John Phillips who had set up a small (short lived) printing business out of his uncle’s house in Buckingham Street, London.
The bill for the proposed canal was brought before the House of Commons in April 1819, but was rejected. The canal was never constructed.
Archive reference: LDGSL/748
Image reference: 07-130
Recommended print size: Up to 70 x 50cm