Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 254

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

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Abrege de l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana extending from the Great Lakes and Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to the middle of Florida. The Mississippi flows dramatically down the center of the map with tributaries including the Ohio River, (l'Oyo ou la Belle), Missouri and the Riviere de Moingona in the area of modern-day Des Moines. The map is filled with many Indian names, missions, forts and early settlements. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #75.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/6/2007