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Auction 123, Lot 186

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

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost d'Exiles' Histoire General des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.7 inches
30 x 22.1 cm

This is Bellin's detailed map of the Florida and Louisiana Territories that extends from the Great Lakes and Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to the Atlantic seaboard. The Mississippi River flows dramatically down the center of the map with tributaries including the Ohio River, (l'Oyo ou la Belle), Missouri River 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

Map has later attractive coloring with slight browning along the edges. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008