A treatise on inland navigation : illustrated with a whole-sheet plan, delineating the course of an intended navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn, Through the Counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk, Denoting every Town and Vilage through which it is proposed to pass. With two other plans, to prove the practicability of executing the whole with success: And a Plan for extending the Navigation from Bishop-Stortford to Cambridge, without passing through the Grounds of Parks of Shotgrove or Audley End; by which the Opposition that has been always made by the Noble Owners of those Grounds is obviated, and a direct Conveyance from Cambridge to London, by Water, may be carried into Execution. The Lands through which the Canal is proposed to pass, will double, and in many Parts treble their present Value; and, besides the great Advantage to Land-Holders, its Utility and Benefit will extend to the Trade of these Counties in particular, as well as to the Public at large, by the Means of a cheap and speedy Conveyance for Corn, and all heavy Articles, to Market, by Water, whether for Home Consumption or Exportation. There will be found a vast Saving, when compared to the great Expence of Land Carriage; which is clearly proved in this Treatise. Another important and National Object will arise from this Plan, which is, that the Cities of London and Westminster may be supplied with Corn and Coals, which at all Times will prevent a Scarcity or Monopoly

Main Author: Phillips, John
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for S. Hooper, No. 212, High Holborn; and sold by Merril, Cambridge; Whittingham, Lynn; Foreman, Newmarket; Fortin, Swaffham; Crouse, Norwich; Brown, Diss; Tingay, Beccles; Watson, Thetford; Earthy, Stowmarket; Bracket, Sudbury; Leatherdale, Hadley; Gedge, Bury; Frost, Chelmsford; Keymer, Colchester; Smithiman, Braintree; and Wallace, Brentwood 1785, M,DCC,LXXXV. [1785]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:A prospectus was issued in [1784?] with the title: 'Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk, navigable canal from London to Norwich and Lynn'. - Also issued omitting "Bracket, Sudbury" from the imprint. - Dedication signed: John Phillips. - English Short Title Catalog, T89362. - Reproduction of original from British Library. - With a list of subscribers and a final advertisement leaf
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (xii,[6],50,[2]p.,plates) map 4°