Auction 125, Lot 185

"Map of Louisiana from D'Anville's Atlas", Harrison, John

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1788 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 12 inches
49.5 x 30.5 cm

English version of D'Anville's 1732 Carte de la Louisiane, drawn by Haywood and engraved by Bowen. The map focuses on the Mississippi delta, showing the Red River as far as Adayes, a Spanish garrison of the Province of Tecas. The coastal area extends in the east from Cape San Blas and Apalachicola Bay (C. Escondido) to an area named Cabo del Norte shown with a small island off the cape. It names New Orleans, Fort Conde, Pensacola, Fort Louis and Mobiliens, and much more. The northern portion of Louisiana Territory is portrayed in an inset. The map has many notations of towns destroyed by battles, both Indian and French. A nice example that hasn't been modified with modern coloring.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1616; cf Lemmon, Magill & Wiese, Charting Louisiana #24.

Condition: B+

Very nice example with full margins and nice impression. Just a hint of centerfold toning, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/24/2008