Auction 103, Lot 80

"Amerique du Nord", Dufour, Auguste-Henri

Subject: North America

Period: 1836 (dated)

Publication: Andriveau Goujon's Atlas Choix…

Color: Hand Color

24.6 x 35.5 inches
62.5 x 90.2 cm

Very large (elephant folio) and handsome map of North America including Central America and the West Indies. Includes an inset map of Alaska and the Aleutian chain. Texas is shown as a Republic with many of the early towns, forts and settlements. The map is based largely on Brue's map of 1834 with some of the best western cartography of the period. In the Pacific Northwest the British claims are shown along with numerous British forts. Extensive information is noted in the various Indian districts. One of the most interesting large-scale maps of the pre-Fremont, post Lewis & Clark era.

References: Wheat [TMW] #415.

Condition: A

Some small tears around blank margins, closed with archival tape. A bit of faint offsetting, overall very good.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/11/2003