Auction 112, Lot 243

"Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans Sur les Manuscrits du Depot des Cartes de la Marine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Louisiana - New Orleans

Period: 1754 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 7.6 inches
27.9 x 19.3 cm

Attractive plan of the city of New Orleans detailing the city center, including Bourbon Street, with individual buildings depicted and keyed to a list under the title. Locates the quay along the Mississippi River, the canal, government buildings, church, prison, hospital, monastery, army & navy quarters. Bellin's plan was first issued in Charlevoix's History and General Description of New France in 1742 with later versions such as this published in several versions. The plan became the standard map of New Orleans throughout the eighteenth century.

References: Lemmon #171.

Condition: A+

Attractive later color.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/28/2005

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