"Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de l'Amerique Septentrionale", Buchon, Jean Alexandre
Subject: North America
Period: 1825 (published)
Publication: Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique ... des Deux Ameriques
Color: Hand Color
14.2 x 14 inches
36.1 x 35.6 cm
This is the French edition of Carey & Lea's map of North America. It appears on a full sheet (26.8 x 20.6") with French text panels at sides and bottom describing history, geography, Indians, and more. The map shows the American Southwest under Mexican control. The United States extends to the Pacific Ocean and reaches far north into Canada showing the boundary that would initiate the Fifty-Four Forty or Fight dispute between England and the U.S. Alaska is Amerique Russe with good detail and place names along the coastal region, but a fully blank interior. Many Indian regions are noted throughout. In Texas (unnamed), only a few places are named; S. Antonio, Rancho, Matagorda, and San Saba. A bizarre mountain range diagonally crosses the Great Basin from Utah and nearly reaches the coast in the direction of San Clemente. The conjectural R. del Carmelo ou St. Phelipe, originating in L. Teguanyo ou Salo, freely runs through the Great Basin to its mouth at Monterrey. The states and territories of the United States are delineated with Arkansas and three unnamed areas to the north. Engraved by B. de Beaupre.
The map is fine with a few spots along the top text border. Two edge tears that just enter text neatline at left and right have been closed on verso with archival tape.