Auction 148, Lot 208

"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: Black & White

12.1 x 8.8 inches
30.7 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 a binding trim to the neatline at top left, faint offsetting, and just a hint of toning. There is a thin 2.25" slice along a fold at bottom left that appears to have occurred during the publishing process.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/19/2014