Map Puzzles for Children "Atlas Geographique" including North America showing Texas as an independent state. A. R. Fremin.
Map Puzzles for Children "Atlas Geographique" including North America showing Texas as an independent state.
Map Puzzles for Children "Atlas Geographique" including North America showing Texas as an independent state.
Map Puzzles for Children "Atlas Geographique" including North America showing Texas as an independent state.

Map Puzzles for Children "Atlas Geographique" including North America showing Texas as an independent state.

Mon. Logerot, Ca 1850. A set of 7 maps (all published) in the original box. Titles include "Amerique du Nord"; "Afrique"; "Amerique du Sud"; "Europe"; "Asie"; "Mappemonde" (world map), a double hemisphere; and "France et ses Chemins de Fer".

The map of North America is most interesting, divided into about 45 sections, one being the independent state of Texas. Texas appeared as an independent state for a short period of time, 1838-1842. The date 1850 is estimated from the US and Mexican boundary. Mexico engulfs the whole California coast, inland to Texas; the rest of America is simply "Etats-Unis". Alaska is recorded as "Amerique Russe" (Russian America).

The Australian map appears to be based on a variety of geographical information. West Australia appears pre-1829, as the Swan River Colony (Perth) is not marked, but features included are - At. de la Recherche, Albany, C. Leeuwin, H. Freycinet, C.N. Ouest. Nle. Galles du Sud stretches up the east coast, encompassing Queensland, with no specific inland detail for Queensland, but other features marked are G. de Carpentarie, C. Melville, C. Gloucester and the word "Melville" written in the ocean, implying Melville Island? The only inland features marked in New South Wales are Sydney, Botany Bay and C. Sandy on the coast. South Australia is not named, but two features are: G. Spencer and I. Kangaroi. "D. de Bass" and "Diemene" are marked, but there is no land mass for Tasmania. Maps printed area 26.5 x 19cms, on maps measuring 28 x 21 cms. Steel engraved maps, period hand color, mounted on 1/4" card, backed with blue paper, as issued. In the original papered box with "Atlas" on the top. Box bit bumped and dusty, o/w very good condition. Price originally 7 F. Engraver or printer Fremin, A.R.; Gaultier, J.; Geisendorfer, J.; Jerome, J.; Monrocq, Ch. Dyonnet. See Rumsey Image No: 4782001. Item #7449

Price: $1,750.00

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