Auction 146, Lot 183

"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Central United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm

This superb small map, based on Delisle's 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 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.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #18.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with some faint offsetting, a couple of spots, and two damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013

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