Auction 148, Lot 93

"Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Lapie/Tardieu

Subject: North America, Texas

Period: 1841 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 21.5 inches
40.1 x 54.6 cm

This is an interesting 19th century map of the continent showing the United States in an evolving configuration. The boundary between the United States and Canada reflects the United States claims in the disputed Columbia region (Oregon) and there is an independent Republic of Texas. Alaska is named Amerique Russe. The map shows good detail of cities, rivers and locations of Indian tribes but does not show state or territorial boundaries. At lower left is an inset of the Aleutian Islands and Bering Sea. Engraved by Pierre Tardieu.

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Condition: B+

Original color and full margins with very minor soiling and a few tiny spots of foxing.

Estimate: $230 - $175

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/19/2014

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