Auction 126, Lot 284

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

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique … des Deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

18 x 11 inches
45.7 x 27.9 cm

This attractive copper engraved map details counties (each in full hand coloring), 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 27" x 21". 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.


Condition: A+

Trace of border offsetting, still fine for this issue with no centerfold splits or other flaws. A beautiful example.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 12/3/2008