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Auction 152, Lot 214

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Kentucky", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Kentucky

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique...des Deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

18 x 11 inches
45.7 x 27.9 cm
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This attractive copper engraved map details counties (each in full hand coloring), roads and towns. It is surrounded on three sides with French text describing Kentucky - its history, religions, etc. The size given is for the map only; it is on a large folio sheet measuring 27 x 21". 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.


Condition: A

Attractive original color on a very sturdy sheet with just a few faint spots and light soiling along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/18/2015