Auction 116, Lot 130

"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Central United States

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: l'Histore Philosophique & Poltique des Establisements et du Commerce des Europe

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 8.5 inches
29.7 x 21.6 cm

This superb small map is based on Delisle's map of Mississippi and Louisiana. It is a finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana that extends from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to northern Florida. Many Indian place names, French and English forts, and early European settlements are shown. Scope extends west to show Santa Fe and S. Jerome de Taos. Decorated with a rococo-style title cartouche.


Condition: B

Very nice example with original full wash coloring and strong impression on thick hand laid paper. Trace of fold toning, a lazy crease along centerfold, and three small worm holes at bottom - two just touching neatline and one in border.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/20/2006