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Rare, Elegantly Printed Broadside with Map

Land Sale Broadside/ New York State/ Chaumont. COLINET, Victor [Paris, c. 1830]
Vendre Belle Propriete.
Lithograph on untrimmed sheet to the deckle; map with period hand color. Single horizontal & vertical folds, light ms. notation at lower left, other than a few, minor marginal mends, a very fresh, crisp example.


An elegantly printed, rare, very well-preserved broadside, including a map, promoting the sale of a property in Jefferson County, New York State, in the northeastern section of Lake Ontario near the Canadian border. At the bottom of the map can be seen the village of Chaumont, now the western part of the town of Lyme, and Watertown. The sales agent for the property was a certain Victor Colinet, based at the Hotel des Etats-Unis, in the 2nd arrondissement in Paris, towards the Rue de la Banque. The lithographer, Delarue, was located in the same neighborhood on rue Notre Dame of Victories. The text is in a very attractive, script-like font.
As indicated by the name of the village near the property for sale, Chaumont, the area long had a French connection. The town was named after Jacques-Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont, who was the son of Benjamin Franklin's landlord, and friend, in Passy in France. Le Ray settled in the area represented on the plan. The broadside promotes the area's vibrant fishing industry and European character. The city's old town is on the National Historic Register.

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