Sale 610 Lot 40
* [BUCHANAN, James (1791-1868), his copy]. LAVOISNE, C.V. A Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas; Being a General Guide to History. Philadelphia: M. Carey and Son, 1820.
4to (450 x 292 mm). 71 maps, tables, and letterpress leaves, most with hand-coloring, including 28 double-page maps, mounted on stubs. (Marginal dampstain, tears to title-page repaired, a few margins frayed occasionally affecting border or letters, some staining or spotting.) Original half roan, boards (covers detaching, stained).
JAMES BUCHANAN'S COPY, WITH HIS SIGNATURE
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, published after the 1817 London edition. Melish's map shows "Arkansaw territory", the state of Missouri, the "Northwest Territory," and the "Missouri territory." Phillips 5527; see Rumsey 1642; Wheat Transmississippi 338 (map of the United States).
Provenance: James Buchanan (1791-1868) 15th President of the United States (signature).