"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du New-York", Buchon, Jean Alexandre
Subject: New York
Period: 1825 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique ... des Deux Ameriques
Color: Hand Color
17.6 x 11.6 inches
44.7 x 29.5 cm
This striking map of New York is from the French edition of the Carey and Lea atlas. It includes a Profil du Niveau du Grand Canal (a profile depicting the levels of the Erie Canal) and descriptive text concerning the topography, natural curiosities, history, population, government, and more. Counties, roads, towns, rivers, and canals are included on map. Hamilton and Herkimer counties are labeled Pays Sauvage et inhabite (Wild and Uninhabited Country). County development is current for 1822 as indicated by the shape of Franklin County and the recent organization of Erie, Monroe, and Livingston counties. Buchon's maps were printed on better quality paper than its American counterpart. Measures 24.1 x 18.6" with text.
A nice impression with original color with minor scattered foxing and faint offsetting. There are a few short edge tears and a tiny hole near the centerfold at bottom, all confined to the blank margins.