Auction 114, Lot 238

"Grondvlakte van Nieuw Orleans, de Hoofdstad van Louisiana [on sheet with] De Uitloop van de Rivier Missisippi [and] De oostelyke Ingang van de Missisippi, met een Plan van het Fort, 't Welk het Kanaal Beheerscht", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Colonial Louisiana, New Orleans

Period: 1769 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 13 inches
44.5 x 33 cm

A very handsome sheet with three maps depicting New Orleans and vicinity. At left is a plan of the city of New Orleans (now the French Quarter) vividly depicting its protective canal, barracks and quays. It is based on De la Tour's 1720 plan. The second is a map of the vicinity of New Orleans including the delta and surrounding bayou. The third is a map of the location of Fort la Balisle at the mouth of the river, which sank into the marsh in the late 1700's. Each map has a delicately engraved title cartouche. At the center of the sheet is a large (fully colored) compass rose.

References: Goss (NA) #63; Van Ermen #39.

Condition: A

Evenly toned. Issued folding with folds reinforced with tissue on verso and short marginal binding tear repaired.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/1/2006