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Auction 143, Lot 126

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: North America

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique…

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 14 inches
36.3 x 35.6 cm
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This is the French edition of Carey & Lea's map of North America. On a full sheet (26.8 x 21") with French text panels at sides and bottom describing the history, geography, Indians and more. The map shows Mexico in control of the Southwest. The United States extends to the Pacific Ocean and reaches far north into Canada showing the boundary that becomes the Fifty-Four Forty or Fight dispute between England and the U.S. Alaska is Amerique Russe with good detail and place names along the coastal region, but a fully blank interior. Many Indian regions are noted throughout. In Texas (unnamed) only a few places are named; S. Antonio, Rancho, Matagorda, and San Saba. A bizarre mountain range diagonally crosses the Great Basin from Utah and nearly reaches the coast in the direction of San Clemente. The R. del Carmelo ou St. Phelipe, originating in L. Teguanyo ou Salo, freely runs through the Great Basin to its mouth at Monterrey. The states and territories of the United States are delineated with Arkansas and three unnamed areas to the north. Engraved by B. de Beaupre.


Condition: A

Lovely original color with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $180 - $250


Closed on 2/13/2013