Carte Du Territoire D'Arkansa et des autres Territoires Des Etats
An important map based on the explorations of Major Long, showing the West with many interesting notations. It was Long who led an expedition across the Plains along the Platte River, to the front range where they encountered "the Highest Peak" (now Longs Peak), "James Peak" (Pikes Peak), and traced the Arkansas River back east. It was also Long who called the western plains "The Great American Desert" (here "Grand Desert"). Throughout this map we see Long's translated notations such as the note in the heart of the Plains that states "The Great Desert is frequented by roving bands of Indians who have no fixed place of residence but roam from place to place in quest of game". Reaching from the primitive states and territories of Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas and "Wisconsin Michigan", this map spans to Taos New Mexico and north to the Black Hills. This fine French edition by Buchon is complimented by descriptive text and well retains its original color.
Condition is very good with marginal staining. Outline hand color. Image size is 14 x 14 (inches) on a 27 x 20.5 sheet.