"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
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.
Near fine example with full, original margins.