Auction 129, Lot 210

"A Map of Part of West Florida, from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to shew the proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 7.4 inches
34.3 x 18.8 cm

An interesting map featuring Mobile Bay and Fort Conde, New Orleans and Plantations on the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. Large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" shows much detail including docks along the river. This map was published in response to reports that the British government was considering the settlement of a colony on the banks of the Mississippi; the point suggested was near today's Baton Rouge.

References: Jolly GENT-217; Sellers & Van Ee #1650.

Condition: B

Dark impression with offsetting. Printed on hand laid paper with part of a fleur-de-lys watermark.

Estimate: $190 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/23/2009