Auction 129, Lot 209

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

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana that extends from the Great Lakes and Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to the middle of Florida. 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

Some light stains in blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/23/2009