Auction 102, Lot 196

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

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 11.5 inches
22.9 x 29.2 cm

Lovely map from the French edition of Carey and Lea's American Atlas. The state is shown with 26 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.

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Condition: A+

Soiled paper edges, still fine.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/5/2003

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