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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 Martinique

  • $14.99

Detailed map of Martinique, published in Paris. The map appeared in the French edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas is highly prized not only for its cartographic information but the marvelous information about each of the states and territories...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De Indes Occidentales

  • $14.99

Detailed general map of the Caribbean, published in Paris. The map appeared in the earliest comprehensive atlas of the Americas published in Europe after the American Revolution.


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De Guatimala (wih Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica)

  • $14.99

Nice example of the Buchon's map of Guatemala, pubilshed in Paris in 1825. The map also shows Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, with Belize called Colonie Anglre de Balize. At the time of the map, these countries were part of the United...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De La Jamaique

  • $14.99

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


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De La Republique Colombienne (with Constitution of the Republic of Colombia)

  • $14.99

Fine map of Colombia, shortly after its indendendence, which includes an early printing of the Constitution of the Republic on a separate sheet. From 1796 to 1806, Colombia was constantly in conflict over the nature of its government. Constant...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De La Guyane

  • $14.99

Nice example of the Buchon's map of Guyane, published in Paris in 1825. The map delineates English Guyana (Guyana), Dutch Guyana (Suriname) and French Guyana. The map is exceptionally detailed, with forts, towns, villages, mountains, rivers, etc....


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Paraguay

  • $9.99

Nice example of the Buchon's map of Paraguay, published in Paris in 1825. The map is divided by regions. The map is exceptionally detailed, with Forts, Towns, Villages, Mountains, Rivers, etc. Overall plate size is 24 x 17 inches, surrounded by text...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Perou

  • $14.99

Nice example of the Buchon's map of Peru, pubilshed in Paris in 1825. The map is divided by regions. The map is exceptionally detailed, with Forts, Towns, Villages, Mountains, Rivers, etc. Overall plate size is 24 x 17 inches, surrounded by text...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Chili

  • $14.99

Chile on the Eve of Complete Independence Nice example of Buchon's map of Chile, published in Paris in 1825, the year before last Spanish troops surrendered and the Chiloé Archipelago was incorporated into the Chilean Republic. The map covers Chile...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique De Buenos-Ayres.

  • $14.99

Nice example of the Buchon's map of Argentina, pubilshed in Paris in 1825. The map is divided by regions. The map is exceptionally detailed, with Forts, Towns, Villages, Mountains, Rivers, etc. Overall plate size is 24 x 17 inches, surrounded by...


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1825 - Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique Du Bresil

  • $14.99

Nice example of Buchon's map of Brazil, published in Paris in 1825. The map is divided by regions. The map is exceptionally detailed, with forts, towns, villages, mountains, rivers, etc. Overall plate size is 24 x 17 inches, surrounded by text...