Auction 103, Lot 86

"Karte von Luisiana, dem Laufe des Mississipi und den Benachbarten Laendern…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Louisiana

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande

Color: Black & White

22 x 15.5 inches
55.9 x 39.4 cm

Scarce German issue of this finely engraved map covering the region from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico over to the Rocky Mountains and Santa Fe. The information in the west includes the road from Mexico City to Santa Fe and the routes of St. Denis and De Soto though Texas. The map shows strategic forts and areas claimed by the French just prior to the French and Indian War. Incredible detail of settlements, Indian tribes, rivers, and trails. Nice compass rose.

References: cf. McCorkle 744-1; Brown (Ohio) pp. 69-70.

Condition: B

Good, crisp impression, minor damp stain on right side just into image. Hinge remnants on verso. Close margin, as issued, with 1/8 inch closed tear just touching neatline. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/11/2003