Auction 139, Lot 177

"Carte des Provinces Meridionales des Etats-Unis", Rochefoucald Liancourt, Francois Alexander

Subject: Southeast United States

Period: 1807 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm

French edition of this interesting map that covers all of the Carolinas with parts of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. Between Tennessee and Georgia is a long strip of land labeled United States Territory. This land originally belonged to South Carolina but was ceded back to the United States in 1787. Numerous Indian villages are shown, especially in the region of present-day Alabama. The map appeared in La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt’s Voyage dans les Etats-Unis d'Amerique… and also in the French edition of John Marshall’s Life of Washington.

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Condition: A

Binding trim at left. Issued folded now flat. There is one short tear along plate mark in right blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/15/2012

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