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Auction 176, Lot 129

"Carte de la Partie Septentrionale des Etats-Unis", Crevecoeur, Michel Guillaume De

Subject: New England & Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1801 (published)

Publication: Voyage dans la Haute Pennsylvanie…

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 14.2 inches
50 x 36.1 cm
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This highly detailed map extends from the northern reaches of Chesapeake Bay to Maine and eastward to show most of Lake Erie. It is filled with a remarkable number of place names and details including a surprisingly well developed road system in the nascent nation. Additionally, the map provides a large amount of information on Indian tribes and villages. Crevecoeur was a French immigrant to the United States who gain notoriety describing the emerging American national character in his Letters of an American Farmer (1782). This uncommon map was included in Volume I of Crevecoeur's work and was engraved in Paris by P.F. Tardieu. At upper left is "Pl. V. a la Fin du Tom. I." Blank verso.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper, issued folding. There is light scattered foxing and a few short fold separations in the margins that have been closed with archival materials at bottom and along the sides.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/12/2020