Auction 110, Lot 176

"A Map of Part of West Florida from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to shew the proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1772 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

13.2 x 7.5 inches
33.5 x 19.1 cm

Attractive map of the Gulf coast locating Fort Conde on Mobile Bay, New Orleans and Plantations on the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. Large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" complete with extensive docks. This map was published in response to reports that the British government was considering the settlement of a colony on the banks of the Mississippi. The point suggested was near today's Baton Rouge, at the junction of the Mississippi and Iberville rivers.

References: Jolly GENT-217; Sellers & Van Ee #1650.

Condition: B

A good impression of a desirable map on fine hand laid paper, with some light offsetting. Issued folded.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/2/2005