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Auction 115, Lot 248

"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: Louisiana, New Orleans

Period: 1763 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 13 inches
45 x 33 cm

This very handsome map is composed around a central compass rose. The sheet consists of three maps depicting New Orleans and the 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.

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

Condition: A

Couple of very insignificant spots, still overall very good. Centerfold reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $700

Closed on 6/21/2006