Auction 129, Lot 149

"Carte des Etats-Unis d'Amerique, du Canada, du Nouveau Brunswick et d'une partie de la Nouvelle Bretagne", Lapie, Alexander Emile & Pierre

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1832 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 15 inches
53.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a great map filled with detail, Indian tribes, forts and other political and geographical information. It covers primarily the United States, but extends to include a good portion of Canada; the western parts of which are largely still the domain of several Indian nations. The United States' claims in the Pacific Northwest are shown with the District de la Columbia extending well into present-day British Columbia. The cartography in the west is primarily taken from the explorations of Lewis and Clark. Missouri Territory occupies all of the Midwest. Arkansas Territory is shown at its largest extent even though by the time of this publication it had already assumed its final borders. Two large lakes in today's Utah drain via rivers to the Pacific, as defined by dotted lines. The Colorado River ends in the desert east of San Diego. This interesting map was published by Colonel Pierre Lapie (1777-1850) and his son Alexandre Emile, who was the Royal Geographer to the King in Paris. The map was engraved by Lallemand. Lapie's embossed atlas stamp is to the right of the title in an unengraved area of the map.

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Condition: A

There is a short tear in the top margin that is closed with archival tape and is well away from the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/23/2009

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