Auction 135, Lot 313

"Caroline Meridionale", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, statistique, historique et chronologique des deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 12.5 inches
36.3 x 31.8 cm

This handsome map of South Carolina shows the 28 counties along with settlements, forts, early roads, canals, battlefields and Indian villages. A key provides symbols for the locations of churches, meeting houses, post offices, schools, ponds, creeks, inlets, swamps, springs (swash), and fords. Buchon's atlas is often called the French Carey & Lea, and it was printed on better quality paper than the maps issued from Philadelphia. This map has been trimmed from the folio sheet that contained panels of French text, leaving adequate margins all around.


Condition: B+

The centerfold has been reinforced on verso and the margins trimmed.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/16/2011