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Auction 102, Lot 182

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Territoire d'Arkansas", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Southcentral United States, Arkansas

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique…

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 14.1 inches
36.1 x 35.8 cm

Reflecting Major Stephen H. Long's exploratory expeditions, this is an important map of the early western territories, focusing on the large Arkansas Territory, and depicting an early western border in Missouri. The map extends to the Rocky Mountains and the plains are labeled Grand Desert. Numerous Indian villages are shown based on information gained from the Lewis and Clark expedition and other important exploration routes are shown. The map shows Arkansas with the western extension. Map includes Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin, and extends west to Santa Fe and north to the 47th Parallel to include the Yellowstone, Madison and Big Horn Rivers. The western portions of the map are identical to Long's map of 1823, also published by Carey & Lea. French text surrounds the map on three side of the large folio sheet (24 x 17.8"). The map was originally engraved by Young & Delleker in 1822.

References: Phillips (A) 1176-39; Wheat (TMW) 348 & 353.

Condition: B

A little offsetting, else very good. Original coloring.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/5/2003