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Auction 187, Lot 339


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

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1825 (published)

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

Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 13.4 inches
39.1 x 34 cm
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This copper engraved French map details Guyane Anglaise, Hollandaise, and Francaise. It also extends to show nearby portions of present-day Venezuela, here called Colombie, and Brazil, although there is little detail there aside from topography. A note in French Guiana refers to mountainous country covered in thick forests, only known by vague, secondhand reports. The map is on a full folio sheet (26.5 x 20.3") with French text. 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.


Condition: A

Contemporary color on a sturdy sheet with a few minor spots outside the map image.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 4/27/2022