Auction 121, Lot 186

"[Lot of 2] Louisiana (and) Tunison's Florida", [blank]

Subject: Louisiana and Florida

Period: 1873-1899 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A pair of beautifully engraved and very detailed maps. The first, Louisiana, 1873 (15 x 11.8"), from Gray's Atlas of the United States, shows counties in alternating colors and names cities, towns, forts, railroads, and rivers. The entire coastline is shown as swampland. A large inset, The City of New Orleans, shows cemeteries, train depots, canals and the levees along the river. The inset covers wards 1 through 6 to the north and Algiers and Belleville in the south. On verso is an equally attractive and detailed map of Mississippi.
The second map, Tunison's Florida, 1899 ( 12.5 x 9.8"), features an inset, Chart of the Mouths of the Mississippi River, Showing the Great Eads Jetty System, below New Orleans, La. and a notation explaining the cost and construction of the jetty system.

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Condition: B+

Louisiana has some minor damp stains, and a small abrasion in the Gulf. Florida has a couple chips in the margins, some light soiling and leftover paper remnants on binding edge.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/26/2007

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