Auction 129, Lot 110

"Carte Generale de l'Amerique du Nord et des Iles qui en Dependent", Dufour, Guillaume Henri

Subject: North America

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 12.5 inches
50.8 x 31.8 cm

Interesting map that shows the pre-Gadsden Purchase boundary with Mexico and great western territorial borders. The west is composed of only California and the oversized territories of Utah, New Mexico, Oregon and the NW Territory. Alaska is Russian Territory. A very fine example of Dufour's work with title in fancy script beautifully engraved by Desbuissoins.

References:

Condition: B+

Folding as issued. A couple of spots in the blank Pacific and a short binding trim tear closed on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/23/2009

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