Auction 134, Lot 142

"Carte Generale des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: United States

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel de Geographie…

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.2 inches
50 x 36.1 cm

This handsome and finely engraved map covers the United States with most of Mexico and a bit of Canada. The United States are shown with their claims into British Columbia (District de la Colombia) and Mexico still controls all of Texas and the Southwest, most of which is blank with only conjectural topography shown. The West also features some fictitious rivers, including the R. Buenaventura, flowing from the Rockies into L. Timpanagos (Salt Lake), and the dotted R. St. Phelipe flowing from that lake into the Pacific at Monterey. Farther south the Rio de la Pyramyde is suggested near the short Rio de los Martires, both of which appear to go nowhere. The western territories include Michigan Territory, North West Territory (encompassing present-day Wisconsin and Minnesota), and the old Spanish districts of Howard, St. Louis, Girardeau, Laurence and Arkansas.


Condition: A

A fine impression and original outline color. There are a few light spots and a short fold separation in the blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/1/2010