Auction 129, Lot 154

"Carte Speciale, Historique et Geographique de la Republique des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique du Nord", Renouard, Jules

Subject: United States

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication: Genealogical Historical Atlas.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26 x 19 inches
66 x 48.3 cm

Interesting map from the French edition of Lavoisne's historical atlas that shows a conjectural border with Canada, favoring U.S. claims. The states (colored yellow) are named and numbered in order of their admission to the union; a misshapen Missouri being last at 24. The territories are colored pink and include Florida, Michigan, Arkansas, Missouri, and Northwest Territory. Native American tribes are located with a notation estimating their population at 425,700. A massive mountain range dominates the west and a speculative River of the West (R. del Carmelo ou St. Philippe) flows across the Great Basin, which is labeled as parts unknown. Extensive French text surrounds this fascinating map and there are numerous equally interesting annotations in the territories. Size given includes the text; the map measures 17 x 10".

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Condition: B+

Original color with faint foxing, mostly in the text.

Estimate: $275 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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