Auction 119, Lot 285

"[Lot of 2] Cours du Fleuve Saint Louis depuis Ses Embouchures jusqu'a la Riviere d'Iberville et Costes Voisines [and] Embouchures du Fleuve St. Louis ou Mississippi", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Le Petit Atlas Maritime

Color: Black & White

Size:
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1) Cours du Fleuve Saint Louis depuis Ses Embouchures jusqu'a la Riviere d'Iberville et Costes Voisines (14 x 8.5") This is an uncommon map of the Mississippi River delta and the coastline to Mobile Bay. It is not listed in Sellers & Van Ee. It locates New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain, Biloxi, and more. Decorated with a fine compass rose, rhumblines with fleur-de-lys, and decorative title cartouche.

2) Embouchures du Fleuve St. Louis ou Mississippi (7" x 8.5") This map shows the very end of the course of the Mississippi River with details for navigation including soundings and the scores of small accumulation islands.

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Condition: B

Very early and dark impressions printed on full watermarked sheets with wide margins. Some marginal foxing with a few spots, else near fine.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/9/2007

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