Auction 159, Lot 142

"Carte Generale des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Brue, Adrien Hubert

Subject: United States

Period: 1820 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 14.3 inches
50.3 x 36.3 cm

This handsome and finely engraved map covers the United States with most of Mexico and a bit of Canada. The United States are shown with their claims into British Columbia (District de la Colombia) and Mexico still controls all of Texas and the Southwest, most of which is blank with only conjectural topography shown. The West also features some fictitious rivers, including the R. Buenaventura, flowing from the Rockies into L. Timpanagos (Salt Lake), and the dotted R. S. Phelipe flowing from that lake into the Pacific at Monterey. Farther south the R. de las Pyramides Sulfureas is suggested near the short R. de los Martires, both of which appear to go nowhere. The western territories include Michigan Territory, North West Territory (encompassing present-day Wisconsin and Minnesota), and the old Spanish districts of Howard, St. Louis, Girardeau, Laurence and Arkansas.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with original outline color. There is a hint of toning along the centerfold and a few short edge tears, one of which has been closed with tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/14/2016

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