Auction 129, Lot 278

"Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. Sur les Manuscrits du Depot des Cartes de la Marine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

11 x 7.5 inches
27.9 x 19.1 cm

Attractive plan of the city of New Orleans detailing the city center, including Bourbon Street, with individual buildings depicted and keyed to a list under the title. It locates the quay along the Mississippi River, the canal, government buildings, church, prison, hospital, monastery, army and navy quarters. Bellin's plan was first issued in Charlevoix's History and General Description of New France in 1742 with later versions, such as this, used in several publications. The plan became the standard map of New Orleans throughout the eighteenth century.

References: cf Lemmon, Magill & Wiese #171.

Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened. Narrow, but adequate margin at top left, where trimmed for binding.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009