1801 Tardieu Map of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Isthmus

NiagaraFalls-tardieu-1801
$375.00
Plan de la Cataracte de Niagara et le l'Isthme qui separe les Lacs Erié et Ontario.
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1801 Tardieu Map of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Isthmus

NiagaraFalls-tardieu-1801

Stunning early map of the Niagara Isthmus with exceptionally fine engraving.
$375.00

Title


Plan de la Cataracte de Niagara et le l'Isthme qui separe les Lacs Erié et Ontario.
  1801 (undated)    8 x 17.5 in (20.32 x 44.45 cm)     1 : 177000

Description


A wonderful 1801 map of the Niagara Falls and the Niagara isthmus between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Oriented to the west, this map covers the Niagara River from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. It identifies Fort Erie, Fort Niagara, Grand Isle, and of course, Niagara Falls. There are numerous soundings in the vicinity of the falls. Buffalo Creek is noted and, while the map does cover the region where Buffalo is situated today, that city had not yet been founded and does not appear on this map.

This map was issued to accompany Saint Jean de Crèvecoeur's Voyage dans le Haute Pennsylvanie et dans l'Etat de New York, a little known but important work providing some of the earliest descriptions of American Indians living in and around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. It was engraved by Pierre François Tardieu and drawn by Giraldon.

Cartographer


Edward Camy (1904 – 1958) was a California based illustrator and graphic artist active in the first half of the 20th century. Camy did extensive work for the Alaska Steamship Line and the Santa Fe Railroad. He also produced graphic advertisements for Dole Pineapple and Signal Gasoline. He cartographic work is limited to only a few mops, most in the cartoonish style of his most famous work, A Good-Natured Map of Alaska. Camy was born in Fresno, California and lived most of his life in San Francisco.

Source


Crèvecoeur, Michel-Guillaume Sait Jean de, Voyage dans le Haute Pennsylvanie et dans l'Etat de New York, (Paris) 1801.    

Condition


Very good. Minor wear on original fold lines. Lower right margin extended. Pressmark visible. Blank on verso.

References


OCLC 24407365.