Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 148

"Carte Physique et Politique de l'Amerique Septentrionale…", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: North America

Period: 1833 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

33.5 x 22.5 inches
85.1 x 57.2 cm

Huge map of North America and the Caribbean showing the political divisions and colonial possessions with a color key at bottom. Brue prepared the maps for Louis de Onis's "Memoir upon the Negotiations between Spain and the United States which led to the Treaty of 1819" and this map reveals the careful details characteristic of his work. The boundary between the U.S. and Canada reflect American interests into British Columbia. In the West, an interesting novelty is shown with L. Timpanagos, L. Teguayo ou Sale, and R. S. Philippe ou del Colorado connected by a dotted line and providing a river passage to the Pacific. A keyboard style border surrounds the extremely handsome map. Brue's maps were widely distributed as evidenced by the imprints of distributors in Berlin, Manheim, Vienna, Zurich, London and Milan noted in the bottom margin.

References: Wheat [TMW] #367 (1826 issue).

Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. Faint toning, else fine.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 3/6/2007