Auction 117, Lot 259

"Louisiana", Morse & Breese

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: Morse's North American Atlas

Color: Printed Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

An early printed color map that covers the state in fine detail including the major roads, watershed, the Mississippi Delta, towns and villages, and more. Legend keys to towns, canals, railroads, and common roads. The map was produced with the cerographic process that was the first method used for printed color in maps. It proved to be too expensive at the time it was introduced by Morse & Breese and did not come into general usage until the latter part of the nineteenth century.

References: Philips (A) #1228-22.

Condition: A

Near fine example with just a couple of light foxing spots in blank areas inside the neatline.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $95

Closed on 12/6/2006