By: Jean Alexandre Buchon
Date: 1825 (Published) Paris
Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches (46 cm x 61 cm)
This antique map is a rare example by Buchon depicting the state of Delaware in and of itself, rather than together with adjoining states. Buchon based his work on Carey & Lea's famous 1822-3, "A complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas", however Buchon's work incorporated the latest geographical information of the day.
The work is hand colored, and surrounded on three sides by text in French which describes the history of Delaware, its landscape, climate, and major cities. It also shows in great detail the waterways, rivers and the ocean, in which Buchon has depicted a large number of shoals off the coast. Commerce is described as is the history of the government, including a list of governors dating from as early as 1777, through 1821, and population statistics are provided.
Condition: This map is in A+ condition, with minor water stains in a portion of the text.
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