Auction 150, Lot 283

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Caroline du Sud", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: South Carolina

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographique...

Color: Hand Color

14.4 x 12.6 inches
36.6 x 32 cm

This handsome map of South Carolina shows the 28 counties along with settlements, forts, early roads, canals, battlefields and Indian villages. A key provides symbols for the locations of churches, meeting houses, post offices, schools, ponds, creeks, inlets, swamps, springs (swash), and fords. The county configuration is circa 1825, prior to Pendleton County being divided into Anderson and Pickens Counties in 1826. The map is surrounded by panels of French text. 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. The dimensions given are for the map only; overall, the large folio sheet measures 24.2 x 18.6".


Condition: B+

Original color with very light toning along centerfold and in right blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/17/2014