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Auction 115, Lot 153

"A New & Accurate Map of Louisiana, with Part of Florida and Canada, and the Adjacent Countries Drawn from Surveys…", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: United States - Eastern

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 13.5 inches
41.9 x 34.3 cm

A beautifully detailed map extends west to the Rio Grande and features oversized Great Lakes, with Texas labeled Country of the Cenis, and "Louisiana" placed over the entire southern Mississippi River Valley. Teeming with information, the sheet names missions, Indian villages and tribes and numerous rivers. Little trees dot nearly the whole map. A long note gives credit for the geography of the French portion of the map to the French cartographer Jacques Bellin. Large, decorative cartouche and compass rose ornament the map. Professionally encapsulated in archival Mylar.

References: Phillips (A) #603-2-58; Lemmon, Magill & Wiese (Charting Louisiana) #25

Condition: A+

Fine example with dark impression and very wide, original margins. Owner's embossed stamp just visible on lower margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/21/2006