"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de Michigan", Buchon, Jean Alexandre
Period: 1825 (published)
Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique ... des Deux Ameriques...
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 14.2 inches
26.2 x 36.1 cm
This fine, early map of Michigan Territory is from the French edition of the Carey and Lea atlas. The western boundary is shown on a line 10° 30' West Longitude from Washington, resulting in Green Bay and a strip of present-day Wisconsin being incorporated into Michigan. The Frontiere Indienne divides lower Michigan on a diagonal line. The only settlements shown are in the southeast around Detroit, and along the Saginaw River is a Nouveaux Establissements. The initial counties of Michilimakinak, Monroe, Oakland, DeWayne, and Macomb are named but not delineated. There is a road depicted from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, to Mt. Clemens. The rest of the territory is virtually blank except for a few portages and Indian villages. Several battlegrounds from the War of 1812 are located by tiny flag symbols. The sheet with text measures 24.2 x 18.1" and includes panels of French text providing a detailed history of the region with the total population of 8,496 divided among seven counties.
Original outline color with light scattered foxing and small damp stains in the side blank margins.