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Auction 164, Lot 149

"[Lot of 2] Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale [and] Carte des Etats-Unis d'Amerique",

Subject: Eastern United States

Period: 1816-36 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, by Pierre Lapie, dated 1816 (11.7 x 8.8"). This interesting map of the United States in the first part of the 19th century that features a very well mapped river system and intricate topographical detail. The map shows 17 states, with Louisiana still shown as a massive territory despite achieving statehood in 1812, four years before the date on the map. It names the territories of Mississippi, Indiana, Michigan, and Maine (Mains here). The Midwest is filled with numerous Indian tribes. Fancy titling in a small oval cartouche. Four distance scales with longitude measured only from Paris. Engraved by Adam and Giraldon. Condition: On a watermarked sheet with a small abrasion on the neatline at top and a short archivally repaired edge tear in the bottom blank margin.

B. Carte des Etats-Unis d'Amerique, by L. Bouffard, from Lettres Sur l'Amerique du Nord, dated 1836 (14.9 x 12.5"). This elegantly engraved French map of the developing United States spans from northern Florida to Nova Scotia and west past the Mississippi River. The most prominent feature of the map is the evolving transportation network, with canals and railroads color-coded into five regional groups. The National Road is depicted from Cumberland to Vandalia, and two projected railroads are shown from New Orleans to Nashville and from Charleston to Cincinnati. Lithographed by Benard and published in Michel Chevalier's Lettres Sur l'Amerique du Nord. Chevalier was commissioned by the French Interior Ministry to study the American transportation network from 1833-35. Condition: A fine impression, issued folding, with original outline color on watermarked paper. There is a tiny stain north of Quebec.


Condition: A

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Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/13/2017