"Amerique Septentrionale", Duvotenay, Thunot
Subject: North America, Texas
Period: 1840 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.4 x 20.6 inches
36.6 x 52.3 cm
This scarce and detailed map delineates the Independent Republic of Texas (although the colorist on this example did not outline it). In Texas the only towns named are S. Antonio de Bejar, Mina, S. Felippe de Austin, and Nacodoches. The map uniquely uses orange overprinting to label some towns and to delineate the extensive wagon road network. Alaska is Amerique Russe, and all of Canada is Nouvelle Bretagne. Mexico controls the Southwest up to the District de Oregon, whose northern border reflects the present-day boundary with Canada. The map features good detail throughout including Indian names, watershed, railroads, forts, roads, etc. Fancy titling with flourishes, ruled border, and four distance scales embellish the map. Engraved by Dyonnet, with lettering by Benard. Printed by Mangeon.
Contemporary outline color. There is an edge tear at left that enters 1" into engraved image that has been closed with archival materials on verso.