By: Jean Alexandre Buchon
Date: 1825 (published) Paris
Dimensions: 17 x 24 inches (43.18 x 61 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of Mississippi, by Jean Alexandre Buchon. The map is from the French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas and was published in Paris in the year 1825.
This map of Mississippi is colored coded by county. It shows the majority of European settlement in the southern part of the state, and marks areas belonging to the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians. Physical features include the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Surrounding the image is a letterpress, French text describing in detail, the economic, political, social, geographical, and historical statistics and history of Mississippi. The text includes a population table organized by county as well as a summary of the state’s recent history. Such a detailed as lengthy description is what separated this atlas map from the many others produced throughout the 19th century.
Condition: The map is in A condition with full margins and bright color.
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