Auction 142, Lot 190

"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l’Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Central United States

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.7 x 8.4 inches
29.7 x 21.3 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.

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Condition: A

A strong impression with original color and two insignificant spots in image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/28/2012

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