Auction 134, Lot 137

"Carte Generale des Etats-Unis, des Haut et Bas-Canada…", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: Canada & United States, Texas

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique et Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 14.5 inches
51.6 x 36.8 cm

An uncommon and finely engraved map covering all the eastern United States to about the 100th meridian, including a little of southern Canada. The western territories include Ter. du Nord Ouest that encompasses present-day Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and Minnesota. The rest of the west beyond Missouri and Arkansas is designated as Indian Districts/i>. The eastern half of the Republic of Texas is shown but is mostly blank with a lengthy notation filling the central portion. Insets of the tip of Florida and Newfoundland are located in the lower right. Surrounded by a decorative keyboard-style border that indicates longitude from Paris. The handsome map includes fancy title lettering embellished with flourishes and Brue's embossed seal.

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Condition: B+

Very crisp impression and original hand coloring on a thick sheet with very wide margins. Some light offsetting visible in the blank Atlantic.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2010

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