Auction 123, Lot 279

"Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans, in 1818", U.S. Government

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1827 (dated)

Publication: State Papers of U.S. 20th Cong., 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 7.5 inches
56.6 x 19.1 cm

An uncommon map of the front of the early city of New Orleans, surveyed by Gilbert Joseph Pilie, and published in 1827. The map shows the custom house, water works, Chartres Street, and the levees along the Mississippi River. At bottom, a compass rose orients the map with north toward the upper right corner.

References: Claussen & Friis #11.

Condition: B+

In quite good condition for a map of this type. The customary fold splits in the map have been repaired on the verso with archival tape and tissue. Attractive later color.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/20/2008