Sale 610 Lot 48
* COLLOT, George Henri Victor (1750-1805). Plan of St. Lewis With the Project of an intrenched Camp French. Paris, [1796-]1826.
Engraved map of St. Louis, image 198 x 277 mm (sheet 256 x 347 mm), matted and framed, with inset of Camp French. (Extreme outer corners tipped to backing.) FIRST EDITION, from General Collot's survey, which was "the most detailed of the Western Interior up to his time...[it] was made in 1796...Both English and French editions were printed simultaneously in 1805, but not published until 1826, at which time all but 100 copies of the English and 300 copies of the French were deliberately destroyed" (Howes). ONE OF THE EARLIEST PLANS OF ST. LOUIS showing the original semi-circular layout of the city. See: Howes C-601, Phillips 1214; Sabin 14460.