Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 81

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de l'Amerique", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique…

Color: Hand Color

25.3 x 18 inches
64.3 x 45.7 cm

Two maps on one sheet from the French edition of Carey & Lea's atlas. The maps each measure 8" x 8" and include North America (Amerique Sept.) and South America (Amerique Merid.). They are on a large folio sheet surrounded by panels of French text. Beautifully engraved and colored. The United States is shown with the British claims into the Northwest down to the Columbia River, reflecting the 54-50 or Fight controversy. The states and organized territories are depicted with dotted lines (note the large Arkansas Territory). Mexico is in control of Texas and the present-day Southwest. Alaska is not fully shown and is a Russian Possession.


Condition: B+

On a sheet of thick paper with wide margins, fine impression and original color. A little light foxing at center below maps, two thin wavy lines below South America from a printing error.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 6/2/2010