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Description: Striking and hightly detailed copper engraved 1812 Malte-Brun's one of the first charts of North America, one of the first maps to show the details of Lewis & Clark's expedition and the earliest recorded map to show a river running from San Francisco to the Great Salt Lake (Teguayo), a myth which persisted for the next 20 years. An interesting and historically important map.

Malte Brun's maps, while modest in appearance, were meticulously researched and often included details of new discoveries far earlier than other map makers.  This map is no exception.  In addition to the Lewis & Clark details, it includes up to date information in Alaska and the NW Coast, and throughout the Missouri and Mississippi Valleys

Date: 1812 ( undated )
Source: Conrad Malte-Brun Atlas complet du précis de la Géographie Universelle... Paris, Buisson, 1812.
Dimension: Paper size approx.: cm 25,6 x 33,8 
Condition: Very strong and dark impression on strong paper. Original outline color. Short margin to the top. Short lower margin. Right lateral margin missed. Short left lateral margin. Map with foxing and browning. Conditions are as you can see in the image.
Cartographer: Conrad Malte-Brun (August 12, 1755-December 14, 1826) was an important late 18th and early 19th century Danish / French cartographer and revolutionary. Conrad was born in Thisted, Denmark. His parents encouraged him to a career in the Church, but he instead enrolled in the University of Copenhagen. In the liberal hall of academia Conrad became an ardent supporter of of the French Revolution and the ideals of a free press. Despite the harsh censorship laws of crown prince Frederick VI, Malte-Brun published numerous pamphlets criticizing the Danish government. He was finally charged with defying censorship laws in 1799 and forced to flee to Sweden and ultimately France. Along with colleague Edme Mentelle, Malte-Brun published his first cartographic work, the Géographie mathématique, physique et politique de toutes les parties du monde (6 vols., published between 1803 and 1807). Conrad went on to found Les Annales des Voyages (in 1807) and Les Annales des Voyages, de la Géographie et de l'Histoire (in 1819). He also founded the Paris Société de Géographie . In time, Conrad Malte-Brun became known as one of the finest French cartographers of his time. His son Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun (1816 - July 13, 1889) followed in his footsteps, republishing many of Conrad's original 18th century maps as well as producing numerous maps of his own. The Malte-Brun firm operated well into the 1880s.
 
 
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