Auction 110, Lot 172

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du District de Colombie", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: District of Columbia

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique…

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 10.5 inches
25.9 x 26.7 cm

This is a striking map of the capital city with north oriented to the top left corner by a compass rose and an arrow indicating the flow of the Potomac River. Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria are well depicted and a good part of the vicinity is also illustrated with major roads named. Buchon's atlas is often called the French Carey & Lea, and it was printed on better quality paper than the Philadelphia issue. The map is surrounded by French text providing details of climate, topography, commerce, religion, government, history and military battles. Size is of map only, with full text size is 24 x 17.2".


Condition: A

Some light foxing mostly in text, overall very good.

Estimate: $550 - $600


Closed on 3/2/2005