Antique Map Auction Sale No. 124 - closed 5/7/2008
An attractive pair of maps, both with crisp impressions and rich coloring. The first, Amerique Septentrionale (8.7 x 7.2") shows the United States' western boundary at the Mississippi River, and the northern boundary of Mexico at the 40th parallel. The western portion of the continent is mostly blank, but does include the Rocky Mountains, and the R. de l' Ouest (River of the West). Texas (Cenis) is named, but not delineated. Alexandre Blondeau, Paris, c.1815. Recent outline color refreshes the original coloring. A near fine example less six small wormholes in upper margin, closed on verso, and a paper abrasion in left margin. Folding, as issued. Grade A.