Auction 137, Lot 361

"Esquisse du Muskinghum [on sheet with] Esquisse du Sioto [and] Esquisse de la Riviere du Grand Castor", Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume De

Subject: Ohio River

Period: 1787 (published)

Publication: Les Lettres d'un Cultivateur Ameriquain

Color: Black & White

20.5 x 9 inches
52.1 x 22.9 cm

Interesting map from a French edition of Crevecoeur's important early collection of essays (Letters from an American Farmer). The sheet contains three separate maps showing the Indian villages in the region of the Ohio River. Crevecoeur was a French-born surveyor who settled in New York, where he produced this classic collection of twelve essays that reflected on the nature of American life, particularly its customs and manners. His description of bountiful American lands spurred many French people to immigrate to America. Beautifully engraved by P.F. Tardieu. At upper left above neatline is "Tome IIIme. Page 419."

References: Howes C883.

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/14/2011