Auction 115, Lot 247

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Kentucky", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique … des Deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 11 inches
45.7 x 27.9 cm

This attractive copper engraved map details counties, roads and towns. It is surrounded on three sides with French text describing Kentucky - its history, religions, etc. The size given is for the map only; it is on a large folio sheet measuring 24.5" x 19". 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.

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Condition: B

Lovely original pastel coloring. Bit of very faint offsetting and a couple of very faint spots, else very good.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/21/2006

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