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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 La Floride

  • $14.99

The Earliest Map of Florida Territory Published in France Very early territorial map of Florida, from the French edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas. Divided into East & West Florida. St. John River still shown in early mythical fashion. Shows...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique D'Alabama

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Nice example of the French edition of Carey & Lea's sought after map of Alabama. Hand colored by counties. Shows early roads, rivers, towns, bays, court houses, and other early details. General Jackson's route to New Orleans and the Government...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique Du Mississippi

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The first French Map of the State of Mississippi. Detailed map of Mississippi, published by Buchon in Paris in 1825, the earliest map of the newly formed state published outside the United States. Very few counties are shown in the north part of the...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Territoire D'Arkansas

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French edition of Stephen Long's seminal map of the region drained by the Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, one of the most important maps of the American West. Stephen H. Long led a government expedition to the Rocky Mountains in...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Kentucky

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One of the Earliest Maps of the State of Kentucky Published in France Finely engraved map of Kentucky, hand colored by counties, published by Jean Alexandre Buchon, in Paris, in 1825. Buchon's work is colored by county and shows the various towns,...


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1825 - [Georgia] Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique De La Georgie

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Detailed map of Georgia, based upon the 1822 map by Carey & Lea. The western counties are still unformed and classified as Indian lands, including the Cherokis and Lower Creek. Massive Appeling, Irwin and Early Counties dominate the south and are...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique De La Caroline Du Nord

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The First Map of North Carolina published in France Attractive map, colored by county and showing the various towns, roads, rivers, bridges, and a host of other details. Overall plate size is 24x17 inches, surrounded by text describing the state, its...


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1825 - (South Carolina) Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique De La Caroline Du Sud

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The First Map of the State of South Carolina published in France. The map is hand colored by counties and shows the various towns, roads, rivers, bridges, and a host of other details. Surrounded by text describing the state, its population,...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique Du Mexique (Province of Texas Shown)

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Mexico Shortly After Independence From Spain Striking example of Buchon's map of Texas, Upper California and Mexico, from the French edition version Carey & Lea's American Atlas. Both Lake Timpanogos and Teguayo are shown, with still a hint of a...


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

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A gorgeous example of Buchon's early map of Illinois Territory, showing very early county configurations and other interesting details. Buchon's atlas was the first foreign atlas to include a separate map of Illinois and is one of the very earliest...


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

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A gorgeous example of the French edition of Carey & Lea's Map of Indiana, showing very early county configurations and other interesting details. Buchon's atlas was the first foreign atlas to include a separate map of Indiana and is one of the...


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1825 - [First map of Michigan Territory published in Europe] Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De Michigan

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Highly important early map of Michigan Territory, being the first separate map of Michigan Territory published outside of the United States. Virtually no settlements in the interior and the upper peninsula, with most of the towns concentrated on the...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Des Possessions Russes

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One of the Earliest Antique Maps of Alaska / Russian America -- 42 Years Prior to Its Acquisition by the US Scarce map of Russian America, being perhaps the first separate map of the region which would become Alaska. The region extends south to Queen...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Des Possessions Anglaises

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Scarce map of Canada, from JA. Buchon's fine American Atlas, published in Paris. Includes detailed descriptive text surrounding the map.


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Missouri

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The First European Printed Map of Missouri . Fine example of Buchon's map of Missouri, the first map of Missouri published outside of America. Buchon's map appeared in his Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique ...., the first...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De La Guadeloupe

  • $14.99

Detailed map of Guadeloupe, published in Paris. The map locates roads, towns, rivers and topographical features. The map appeared in the French edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas and is highly prized not only for its cartographic information but the...