"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Caroline du Sud", Buchon, Jean Alexandre
Subject: South Carolina
Period: 1825 (published)
Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique ... des Deux Ameriques
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 12.5 inches
36.3 x 31.8 cm
This handsome map of South Carolina shows the 28 counties along with settlements, forts, early roads, canals, battlefields and Indian villages. A key provides symbols for the locations of churches, meeting houses, post offices, schools, ponds, creeks, inlets, swamps, springs (swash), and fords. The county configuration is circa 1825, prior to Pendleton County being divided into Anderson and Pickens Counties in 1826. The map is surrounded by panels of French text. 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 his American counterparts. The dimensions given are for the map only; overall, the large folio sheet measures 24.1 x 17.8".
References: Phillips (Atlases) #1176-28.
Original color with light scattered foxing and minor soiling in the blank margins. The top corners of the sheet have been trimmed, but there is still ample margin for framing.