May 26, 2016 - Sale 2417

Sale 2417 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
TARDIEU, PIERRE FRANCOIS. United States of N[or]th. America; carte des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale. Copiée et Gravée sur celle d'Arrowsmith. Corrigée et considérablement augmentée d'après les renseignements les plus authentiques par P.F. Tardieu, Graveur, Editor-propriétaire. . Engraved map with period outline hand coloring, on four folded sheets, each dissected into 60 sections and linen-backed, as issued, with the original chemise and box. 50x57 3/4 inches combined. Fine condition. Paris: Tardieu, 1808

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An extraordinary copy of a rare, separately-issued, French edition of one of the great large-scale maps of the early United States: this issue the first to name Michigan Territory. Based on the first state of Aaron Arrowsmith's map of the same name, Tardieu's improved edition depicts the United States as it began to expand into its continental destiny. In addition to the content presented from Arrowsmith's map, Tardieu made corrections to the mouth of the Mississippi, the St. Lawrence River and Maine. He also added an inset version of Andrew Ellicott's Plan for the City of Washington. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, page 876; Karpinski, Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan, page 207.