Auction 117, Lot 136

"Carte Generale des Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Vivien de Saint Martin, Louis

Subject: Canada and United States

Period: 1825 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm

A great map that includes part of Canada. The map features the 54-40 or Fight border with the huge Northwest region extending well into British Columbia. The entire Northwest is labeled Columbia and shows several rivers emptying into the Pacific that have dubious sources in lakes to the west of the Rockies. The area of today's Missouri is divided into three areas; Howard, St. Louis and C. Girardeau. Arkansas is half its current size, with the northern half called Lawrence. The map shows Mexico in control of the entire Southwest just four years after winning independence from Spain with the signing of the Treaty of Cordoba. Finely engraved by Giraldon-Bovinet and published in Paris by Menard and Desenne. Crisp engraved line and full keyboard-style border.

References: Wheat [TMW] #365.

Condition: A

Near fine example with great color and impression. Huge margins with small amount of paper at left bottom corner missing, about 4" away from map border.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/6/2006