Auction 130, Lot 168

"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins Pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Central United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: l' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm

Superb small map based on Delisle's map of Mississippi and Louisiana. This finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana extends from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to Florida (not showing the tip of Florida). Many Indian place names, forts (including French) and early European settlements are shown. Nouveau Mexique in the far west includes Santa Fe and names the S. Jerome de Taos. The decorative title cartouche includes the distance scale.

References: cf Sellers & Van Ee #18.

Condition: A

Near fine example with just a faint hint of some offsetting. On bright paper with full margins and flower watermark. Folded as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/2/2009

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