Auction 136, Lot 222

"Map of Louisiana from D'Anville's Atlas", Harrison, John

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1788 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 12.3 inches
49.5 x 31.2 cm

English version of D'Anville's 1732 Carte de la Louisiane, drawn by Haywood and engraved by Bowen. The map focuses on the Mississippi delta, showing the Red River as far as Adayes, a Spanish garrison of the Province of Tecas. The coastal area extends in the east from Cape San Blas and Apalachicola Bay (C. Escondido) to an area named Cabo del Norte shown with a small island off the cape. It names New Orleans, Fort Conde, Pensacola, Fort Louis and Mobiliens. The northern portion of Louisiana Territory is portrayed in an inset. The map has many notations of towns destroyed by battles, both Indian and French.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1616; cf Lemmon, Magill & Wiese, Charting Louisiana #24.

Condition: B+

A nice example that hasn't been modified with modern coloring. Just a hint of toning in the centerfold and blank margins, else very good.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/1/2011