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Map, United States, Southeastern, Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, Antique Engraving, early 19th Century

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François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (1747-1827) (cartographer)
Carte Des Provinces Meridionales des Etats-Unis
[Map of the Southeastern United States]
Paris, France: 1799 [issued 1807 or 1812]
Engraving
19.5 x 13 inches

Scarce early map of the Southeastern United States, based upon a map originally published in La Rouchefoucalt-Liancourt’s Voyage dans les Etats-Unis (1800), his account of his travels in the United States in the 1790s. The map includes portions of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Atlantic coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Savannah. Geographical information includes roads, towns, counties, courthouses and rivers islands and coastal landmarks. Mountain ranges are drawn in shaded relief, and Native American villages in Georgia are labeled and indicated by small shaded triangles. A mileage scale is beneath the oval cartouche in the lower right corner. This version of the map, with modified title and plate number III at the top right, was published in the 1807 French edition of the atlas for the Life of Washington. It also appeared in the French edition of Histoire de la Guerre de L’independence des Etats-Unis by Carlo Bottra (Paris: 1812).

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François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt, was a French educator and social reformer who contributed to the development of French agriculture and the education of children living in poverty. Born into the French nobility and initially a supporter of King Louis XVI, in 1792 during the French Revolution he fled to England and then to the United States, returning to France in 1799. During the Napoleonic era he served on state commissions concerning health, manufacturing and prisons and sponsored progressive reforms such as the movement to abolish slavery. In addition to establishing a school of arts and crafts in Châlons, he established one of the first savings banks. He authored books on economics, education, and his experiences in America.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling. Folds as issued, now flattened.  Left margin a little short, as issued, but still ample for framing.

References:

“Carte Des Etats-Unis Provinces Meridionales.” https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/detail/22559/Carte_Des_EtatsUnis_Provinces_Meridionales/La%20Rochefoucault-Liancourt.html (5 December 2017)

“François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duke de La Rochefoucauld-Liancourt.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 2017. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Francois-Alexandre-Frederic-duc-de-La-Rochefoucauld-Liancourt (5 December 2017).

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Century

19th Century