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Auction 146, Lot 176

"A Map of Part of West Florida, from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to Shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 7.3 inches
34.3 x 18.5 cm
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This copper engraved map features Mobile Bay and Fort Conde, New Orleans and locates Plantations along the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. The large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" shows the proposed street layout and wharf and docks along the river. It is reported that this map was published in response to reports that the British government was considering the settlement of a colony on the banks of the Mississippi; the point suggested was near today's Baton Rouge. However, further up the Mississippi River the area labeled 'Plantations' is identical to the plan.

References: Jolly #GENT-217; Sellers & Van Ee #1650.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with a few tiny fold separations that have been archivally repaired and light offsetting and soiling. Trimmed just outside of image at bottom.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/4/2013