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Auction 168, Lot 287

"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Pensylvanie", Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1825 (published)

Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique ... des Deux Ameriques

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 11.4 inches
43.9 x 29 cm

This attractive copper engraved map is surrounded on three sides with French text describing Pennsylvania, its history, products, climates, and other information. McKean, Jefferson, and Potter are depicted although they were not officially counties until 1826, 1830, and 1835, respectively, while the eastern border of Clearfield appears in its 1822 configuration. 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 their American counterparts. The dimensions given are for the map only; overall, the large folio sheet measures 24.0 x 18.5" with French text.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #1176-22.

Condition: A

Original color with faint, uneven toning and a couple small holes in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/6/2018