Auction 114, Lot 161

"Les Costes de la Louisiane de Plus la Baye de l'Ascension Jusques a celle de St. Joseph…", Keulen, Gerard van

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1719 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 5 inches
27.9 x 12.7 cm

This little map is an inset from Van Keulen's rare, two-sheet map titled, "Carte de la Nouvelle France ou se voit le cours des Grandes Rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississipi Aujour d'hui S. Louis." It depicts the Gulf Coast in great detail from the Mississippi Delta to Apalachee Bay. New Orleans is notably missing. Engraved by J. Kyser.

References: McCorkle #719.6; Mickwitz & Miekevaara (Nordenskiold) #126-35; Seller & Van Ee #178.

Condition: A

Trimmed to neatline with margins expertly added.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/1/2006