Catalog Archive
Auction 132, Lot 173

"Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm

This is an interesting Italian version of D'Anville's map of the Southeast. It is most notable for the incorrect boundaries showing a huge Louisiana extending eastward to include present-day Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. The boundary between the Carolinas and Florida is shown at the Alatamaha ou George R, and Georgia is not delineated, but is named (Georgie). In the left border of the map is the note of Presidio Espagnol de la Prov. de Tecas in modern-day Texas. Good detail of towns and cities, Indian villages and tribes, rivers, portages, forts, harbors and early place names. Second state, published by Remondini.

References: Phillips (A) #647-48; Sellers and Van Ee #1408.

Condition: B+

There is some faint toning along the centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/2/2010