Item #310219 Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de L'Indiana. Jean Alexandre BUCHON.

Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de L'Indiana

Paris: Buchon, Jean Alexandre, 1825.

Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11" x 8 3/8". Map plus text measures 18" x 24"

Fascinating map of Indiana from the French (1825) edition of Carey and Lea's 1822 "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas", showing early county divisions. The southern half of the state is divided into counties and townships, while the northern half of the state remains largely indigenous territory, dominated by Wabash County, Delaware County, and an unnamed territory in the north separated by what is labeled as "Indian boundary". The Kickapoo and Shawanese Indians occupied the northern part of the state, while the Pinkashaw, Miami, and Mascontin Indians occupy Wabash County, and the Delaware Indians reside in Delaware County. In the southern half of the state, various boundary lines transect the counties, indicating the "Old Indian Line" and the lines of Harrison's purchase. Birkbeck's Prairie and Town are also shown. Shows towns, major routes and waterways. Includes information pertaining to history, geography, climate and demographics. Text is in French.

The Philadelphia-based firm of Carey & Lea of Philadelphia was one of the most important publishers in the early 19th-century United States. Run by Mathew Carey (1760-1839) and Isaac Lea (1792-1886), the company worked with both books and maps, specializing particularly in political commentary. Their "Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas," first published in 1822, not only contained some of the earliest maps of western states being admitted to the Union, it also provided ample information on those states. As a result, provides an invaluable window into the country's history.
Jean Alexandre Buchon (c. 1791-1846) was a French publisher based in Paris. He is best known for his 1825 French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas.

Illustrator: Carez, J.
Binding: Unbound
Language: French

Price: $500.00

Item #310219

See all items in 19TH CENTURY, INDIANA, MAP
See all items by