Carte Générale des États-Unis, des Haut et Bas-Canada, de la Nouvelle Ecosse, du Nouveau Brunswick, de Terre-Neuve, etc.
15.75 x 21.5 in (40.005 x 54.61 cm)
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This is an 1836 Adrien-Hubert Brué and Charles Picquet map of the United States. The map depicts the region from the Black Hills to the Atlantic Ocean and from Canada to Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Beautifully engraved, myriad cities, towns, and villages are labeled throughout, along with rivers, lakes, and other physical features. The Northwest Territory is labeled, along with each of the states the part of the Union. West of Arkansas and Missouri, numerous American Indian Districts and tribes are identified, including the District of the Sioux, the District of the Osage, and the District of the Mandans. Although by 1836 the Texas Revolution (1835 - 1836) had already begun, its outcome was anything but certain and so Texas here is shown as part of Mexico. Two inset maps are situated in the lower right corner, with one illustrating the peninsula of Florida and the Florida Keys, and the other depicting Newfoundland and a part of Labrador. A block of text in the lower left corner situates the map in the context of the atlas published by Picquet. Picquet's seal is located along the right border just above the title.
This map first appears in 1832. Brue himself died in 1832, the year of his map's first issue, but his publisher, Charles Picquet, continued to update and reissue his maps weill into the 1840s. The present example is the 1836 second edition.
Adrien-Hubert Brué (1786 – July 16, 1832) was a French cartographer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Brué served on various ships from age 12. At 14 he was commissioned to the crew of the Naturalist, one of the two ships in Baudin Expedition (1800 – 1804) to the South Pacific. Later in life, Brué turned to cartography where his work was known for remarkable clarity and accuracy. Brué eventually acquired the prestigious office of Geographe du Roi and often signed his maps as such. In this position Brue contributed to thousands of maps and numerous atlases. Like most cartographers many of his maps were published posthumously by his partner, Charles Picquet's son and heir, Pierre-Jacques Picquet, and were still being updated and republished decades after his death.
Charles Picquet (April 15, 1771 – January 15, 1827) was a French cartographer active in Paris during the Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic Eras. Picquet was born in Romagna-sous-Montfaucon, Meuse, France. From about 1798 Picquet supplied maps to the Dépôt de la Guerre. From 1806 he was appointed to Napoleon's Cabinet Topographique. Being politically dexterous, he was able to retain this position after the fall of Napoleon under both Louis XVIII and Charles X. Under Louis XVIII he also obtained the Brevet de Géographe Ordinaire du Cabinet Topographique. He worked with the cartographer Adrien-Hubert Brué on a major atlas project. When Charles Picquet died in 1827, his son, Pierre-Jacques Picquet, continued to publish under his father's imprint name well into the middle part of the 19th century. Learn More...
Brue, A., Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, ancienne et moderne. (Paris: Picquet) 1836.
Very good. Light wear along original centerfold. Light transference. Blank on verso.
OCLC 727082385. Wheat, C. I., Mapping of the Transmississippi West, 1540 – 1861, #420. Rumsey 2741.059.