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Auction 150, Lot 280

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Rhode-Island", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Rhode Island

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique...des Deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

8.3 x 11.3 inches
21.1 x 28.7 cm
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This attractive copper engraved map details counties, roads, and towns. The map extends to include Block Island. It is surrounded on three sides with French text describing the state, its history, commerce, manufacturing, education, religions, etc. A table lists all governors beginning with Benedict Arnold in 1663 to William C. Gibbs who began serving in 1821. The map was originally engraved by Young & Delleker in 1822. The size given is for the map only; including the surrounding text, the full sheet measures 27.1 x 21.1". Buchon produced the French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas. He used a better quality paper and today his maps are generally found in better condition than their American counterparts.

References: Phillips (A) #1176-17.

Condition: B+

On a sturdy sheet with light offsetting and a few unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 9/17/2014