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Auction 130, Lot 151

"Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique-Nord", Volney, C. F.

Subject: Canada & United States

Period: 1803 (dated)

Publication: Tableau du climat et du sol des Etats-Unis

Color: Black & White

21.5 x 16.2 inches
54.6 x 41.1 cm
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A nicely engraved copper-plate map that extents from northern Florida well into Canada to include the Maritimes. It extends westward to beyond the Mississippi River. Locates some Indian tribes and gives the number of warriors in each. For example "Pays des Chactas (2000 Guerriers)". Details hardwood forest in western Tennessee bounded by the Mississippi River. Extensive hachure is used in an attempt to describe the complex ranges of the Allegheny Mountains. The map names major cities only. Climatic zones are noted with engraved line and label. Circular title cartouche.


Condition: B+

Dark impression on thick hand laid paper with wide margins. Issued folded with binding trim in full left margin.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $230

Closed on 12/2/2009