Auction 111, Lot 234

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de New-Hampshire", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique...des Deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 11.7 inches
21.6 x 29.7 cm

This attractive copper engraved map details counties, roads and towns. It is surrounded on three sides with French text describing New Hampshire, its history, religions, etc. It was originally engraved by Young & Delleker in 1822. The size given is for the map only; it is on a large folio sheet measuring 24" x 17.5". Buchon produced the French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas. He used a better quality paper and today his maps are generally found in better condition than their American counterparts.

References: Phillips (A) #1176-15; Cobb (NH) #101.

Condition: A

Lovely impression and coloring. Short marginal split at top. A trace of offsetting and one spot in text, still very good.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/8/2005