"Les Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Partie Occidentale", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Central United States
Period: 1788 (circa)
Color: Black & White
9.1 x 13.5 inches
23.1 x 34.3 cm
Fascinating, early map of the western portion of the brand-new United States, centered on the Mississippi River. The southern states' borders have been extended to the Mississippi. Early settlements, frontier forts, missions, mines, Indian villages, as well as some trails and portages are revealed in great detail. Seven distance scales fill the left of the map. While typically engraved by Andre, this example was engraved by Scattaglia, who also worked for Bonne.
References: Sellers & Van Ee # 794.
A crisp impression with light toning along the centerfold.