Auction 149, Lot 238

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

Subject: Illinois

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographique des Deux Ameriques...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.4 x 11.7 inches
21.3 x 29.7 cm

This is the French edition of Carey & Lea's map of Illinois. The map shows county development confined to the southern portion of the state, with a large Bounty Lands in the northwestern part of the state. County development is current as of 1819, with Crawford being formed from Clark County. The map is surrounded by French text on a full folio sheet, with a table listing the population of each county. Sheet with text measures 24.0 x 18.1".

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Condition: A

Bold original color on a clean, bright sheet with a couple of spots of foxing at bottom of sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/21/2014

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