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Auction 153, Lot 302

"[Lot of 2] Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de l'Ohio [and] Plan of Cincinnati and Vicinity",

Subject: Ohio

Period: 1825-60 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de l'Ohio, by Jean Alexandre Buchon, from Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique des Deux Ameriques..., circa 1825 (9.3 x 11.6"). This informative map of Ohio shows early settlements, county development (current to 1820), and the road network. Numerous forts are located in the western part of the state among several Indian reservations. The boundary with Michigan is still in dispute with both claims shown. Panels of French text at the sides and bottom include an interesting table listing the 59 counties (verses 88 today) with their populations in 1810 and 1820; the population of the state more than doubled in this ten year span. The size given is for the map only; it is on a large folio sheet measuring 27.3 x 21.3". 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: There is minor offsetting and a few unobtrusive spots.

B. Plan of Cincinnati and Vicinity, by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, dated 1860 (11.2 x 10.7"). This plan of the city of Cincinnati depicts the individual wards, streets, railroads, and public buildings. The area shown is from the Corporation Line north of Central Avenue and south across the Ohio River to Covington and Newport. Interesting landmarks such as the Public Landing and the Apollo Building are presented. It includes lovely decorative floral borders. Condition: There are light damp stains and some spots in the blank margins, otherwise fine.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/20/2015