Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 133

"Carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique-Nord pour Servir au Tableau du Climat et du Sol ", Volney, C. F.

Subject: Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1803 (circa)


Color: Black & White

21.4 x 16.5 inches
54.4 x 41.9 cm

A nicely engraved copper-plate map that extends from northern Florida well into Canada to include the Maritimes. It extends westward to beyond the Mississippi River. Locates some Indian tribes and gives the number of warriors in each, such as Pays des Chactas (2000 Guerriers). Details hardwood forest in western Tennessee bounded by the Mississippi River. Extensive hachure is used in an attempt to illustrate the complex ranges of the Allegheny Mountains. The map names major cities only. Climatic zones are noted with engraved line and label. Circular title cartouche.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with several faint damp stains and a couple of short separations along the folds.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/17/2016