Auction 157, Lot 267

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

Subject: Connecticut

Period: 1825 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.4 x 9.6 inches
29 x 24.4 cm

This attractive copper engraved map details counties (each in full hand coloring), roads, and towns. County configuration is current to 1822, as New London has yet to expand to the north. The map, originally engraved by Young & Delleker in 1822, is surrounded on three sides with French text describing Connecticut - its history, climate, government, religion, and more. The size given is for the map only; it is on a large folio sheet measuring 26.8 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.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean sheet with a bit of faint color offsetting above the map title.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/4/2016

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