Auction 114, Lot 164

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

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 7.5 inches
34.3 x 19.1 cm

Attractive map of the Gulf coast locating Fort Conde on Mobile Bay, with New Orleans and Plantations along 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: A

Issued folding, now flat. A little light text offsetting on left side, still very good for this issue.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/1/2006