Auction 126, Lot 287

"[Lot of 3 - Louisiana]",

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1834-38 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

1) Louisiana, New Universal Atlas, 1834 (12.5 x 10.5") This map is finely engraved with full original wash color and keyboard-style border. It delineates roads, towns, villages and settlements, ports, watershed and more. The counties are individually colored. Burr was appointed to be topographer to the U.S. Post Office Department in 1832 and was unable to complete the maps for his atlas. Thomas Illman assumed responsibility to complete the atlas, publishing it in 1835 using the New York firm of D.S. Stone. The imprint of Thomas Illman is below the neatline. A couple of small marginal spots. (A)

2) Louisiana and part of Arkansas, Bradford's "A Comprehensive Atlas", 1835 (7.8 x 10.3") Outline color. Has some marginal foxing and an area of foxing below title. Small chip at left margin from binding stitch. (B+)

3) Louisiana, T.G. Bradford, 1838 (14 x 11.3") This large map by Bradford is from "An Illustrated Atlas." Beautifully colored and bright, early impression. (A+)



See individual descriptions.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/3/2008