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Auction 100, Lot 179

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de l'Indiana", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Indiana

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 11 inches
21.6 x 27.9 cm
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This is the French version of the first separate atlas map of Indiana. More than half the state is undeveloped with the huge Delaware and Wabash counties taking up most of central region and only thirty-five organized counties. The northern part is noted as Fontiere Indienne and occupied by the Kickapoo Indians. Fort Wayne and a fort at Prophet's Town are shown guarding this frontier. The map is surrounded by French text on a full folio sheet, with a table listing the population of each county (Wabash having only 147 people).

References: Phillips (A) #1176-36.

Condition: A+

Toned paper edges and a tiny binding hole in blank margin, still very fine with lovely original color.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2002