Auction 125, Lot 294

"Esquisse du Muskinghum [on sheet with] Esquisse du Sioto [and] Esquisse de la Riviere du Grand Castor", Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume De

Subject: Ohio River

Period: 1787 (published)

Publication: Les Lettres d'un Cultivateur Ameriquain

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.5 x 9 inches
52.1 x 22.9 cm

Interesting map from Crevecoeur's important early collection of essays (Letters from an American Farmer). The sheet contains three separate maps showing the Indian villages in the region of the Ohio River. Crevecoeur was a French-born surveyor who settled in New York, where he produced this classic collection of twelve essays that reflected on the nature of American life, particularly its customs and manners. His description of bountiful American lands spurred many French people to immigrate to America. Engraved by P.F. Tardieu.

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Condition: B

Issued folded, with some light scattered foxing and a short binding tear at right that stops short of the neatline.

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/24/2008

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