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Jean Alexandre Buchon

Jean Alexandre Buchon


Jean Alexandre Buchon (1791-1849) was a French scholar and historian. Born as the French Revolution raged, Buchon was dedicated to recovering France’s history in order to help the country heal and grow. He gathered French stories and published them as part of Collection des chroniques nationales franciases ecrites en langue vulgaire, du XIe au XVIe siècle (4 vols, 1824-1829). He also compiled and published an exploration collection and several histories, particularly about medieval France.

For geography, his most important contribution was publication of the French edition of Carey & Lea’s American Atlas in 1825. Each page of the atlas includes highly detailed text about the state or territory depicted, as well as a map of the area. The French edition is generally considered in high regard as compared to other editions, as it has quality paper and superior engraving.



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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De L'Amerique

  • $14.99

Striking large map of North America and South America in attractive full wash colors, from the French edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas of America, one of the most important American Atlases of the early 19th Century.


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1825 - [Rivers of the World] Carte Des Principales Rivieres Du Globe

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Scarce map illustrating the lengths of the principal rivers of the world.


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1825 - Carte Des Principales Montagnes Du Globe

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Nice example of Buchon's map of the Principle Mountains in the World, published in Paris in 1825. The map is divided into hemispheres, with extensive historical details.


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De L'Amerique Septentrionale

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Striking large map of North America in attractive full wash colors, from the French edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas of America, one of the most important American Atlases of the early 19th Century. The map includes a 54-40 or fight border with...


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1825 - Etats-Unis de l'Amerique

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Buchon's edition of John Melish's map of the United States. Fine example of Jean Alexandre Buchon's map of the United States, intended to be included in his Atlas geographique, statistique, historique et chronologique des deux Ameriques (Paris,...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Connecticut

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The First Map of Connecticut Published in France Excellent wide margined example Buchon's finely executed map of Connecticut. The map includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns,...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Maine

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One of the Earliest Maps of Maine Published Outside America Finely engraved early map of Maine, hand colored by counties. Roads, towns, rivers, and lakes are included on map. Key notes flags for 10 remarkable battles. Size includes text surrounding...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statisique et Historique De Massachusetts

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Fine early map of Massachusetts, colored by county and showing the various towns, roads, rivers, bridges, and a host of other details. One of the earliest obtainable maps of Massachusetts printed in Europe. Surrounded by text describing the state,...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De New Hampshire

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Excellent wide margined example of the French edition of this map of New Hampshire from Buchon's fine atlas of America. One of the first maps of the state of New Hampshire published outside of America. Size includes text surrounding map, which...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Rhode-Island

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Nice example of the French edition of this early map of Rhode Island from Carey & Lea's Atlas. Includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns, manufacturing, commerce, education,...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Vermont

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Excellent wide margined example of the French edition of this map of Vermont from Carey & Lea's Atlas. One of the first maps of the state of Vermont published outside of America. Size includes text surrounding map, which includes wonderful...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De New York

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One of the Earliest Maps of New York State Published in Europe. Excellent wide margined example of the Buchon's map of New York. Buchon's work is prized for the fine engraving quality. The text includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du New-Jersey

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First Map of New Jersey Printed in France One of the earliest obtainable maps of the State of New Jersey published outside of the United States. The map appeared in Buchon's edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas, which was highly prized not only for its...


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1825 - Carte Géographique, Statistique et Historique de la Pensylvanie

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Attractive map of Pennsylanvia, colored by county and showing the various towns, roads, rivers, bridges, and a host of other details. The map is surrounded by text describing the state, its population, governors, religion, education, commerce, climate...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Maryland

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Finely engraved hand colored map of Maryland, colored by county and showing the various towns, roads, rivers, bridges, and a host of other details. This is one of the earliest maps of Maryland published outside of the United States. Overall plate...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Delaware

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Nice example of the French edition of this early map of Delaware from Carey & Lea's Atlas. Includes wonderful contemporary details concerning the topography, indigenous lands, rivers, climate, towns, manufacturing, commerce, education, history,...