Auction 115, Lot 181

"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Central United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm

This superb small map is based on Delisle's map of Mississippi and Louisiana. Finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana extends from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to Florida (not showing the tip of Florida). Many Indian place names, forts (including French) and early European settlements are shown. Scope extends west to show Santa Fe and names the S. Jerome de Taos. Decorative title cartouche. Lovely example that has been professionally encapsulated in archival Mylar.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with full, original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/21/2006

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