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Carte des Possessions Russes.
Selling price: $250
Sold in 2012
From J.A. Buchon, "Atlas Gégraphique Statistique, historique et chronologique des deux Ameriques et des isles adjacentes; traduit de l'atlas exécuté en Amerique d'aprés Lesage, avec des nombreuses corrections et augmentations." Paris 1825. An elegant Parisian publication of the Carey & Lea atlas of the Americas, first published in 1822 in Philadelphia.
This edition updates its model in significant ways, adding seven new maps including one of the United States dated 1825. Changes were made to the maps of Georgia, Louisiana, New York and Alaska.
Engraved by Le Gagneur. Map is surrounded by letterpress explanatory text ( in French), which includes details of climate, topography, commerce, religion, government, governors, basic history and important military engagements are discussed.
This is a fine map and is a great example of a superior 19th century engraving technique.
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