Catalog Archive
Auction 100, Lot 185

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Louisiane", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique

Color: Hand Color

12.7 x 11.2 inches
32.3 x 28.4 cm

Lovely map from the French edition of Carey and Lea's American Atlas. The state is shown with 24 parishes with those west of Atchafalaya River notably large. The state is remarkably unsettled with less than two dozen towns shown. In the northeast corner is Washitta Parish with the land claims of Baron Bastrop and Mon. Rouge. On a full folio sheet (27.5 x 21") with French text on three sides describing the history, government and population. The population table lists numbers of whites, slaves and liberated slaves.

References: Phillips (A) #1176-35.

Condition: A

Couple of very tiny spots, still very good.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/12/2002