Auction 140, Lot 234

"[Lot of 2] Plan de la Baye de Pansacola [and] Pensacola Harbour",

Subject: Pensacola, Florida

Period: 1744-1833 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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A. Plan de la Baye de Pansacola, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Charlevoix's Histoire et Description de la Nouvelle France, dated 1744, (11" x 7.8"). An early chart of Pensacola Harbor, showing the locations of forts St. Charles and St. Rose, as well as soundings and anchorages. This example was engraved from maps and charts brought back to Paris by Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761), a Jesuit historian who explored the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River Basin from 1721-22. He was shipwrecked near Pensacola on his way to New Orleans. His detailed notes and scientific observations enlivened the memoir on the explorations, Histoire et Description de la Nouvelle France. The map was engraved by Dheulland in Paris under the direction of Jacques Nicolas Bellin and published in 1744. Condition: Light offsetting with a binding trim at lower right with minute loss of neatline. Issued folding. (B+)

B. Pensacola Harbour, by Edmund Blunt, circa 1833, (8" x 10"). Surveyed by Major Kearney, this chart showing numerous soundings in the Harbor, as well as a tiny Pensacola and Rosa Island. Condition: There are a few minor extraneous creases and a few tiny spots. Issued folding. (B+)



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Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012