Auction 148, Lot 265

"Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans, in 1818", U.S. Government

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1827 (dated)

Publication: State Papers of U.S. 20th Cong., 1st Session

Color: Hand Color

22 x 7.3 inches
55.9 x 18.5 cm

An uncommon map of the front of the early city of New Orleans, surveyed by Gilbert Joseph Pilie, and published in 1827. The map shows the custom house, water works, Chartres Street, and the levees along the Mississippi River. At bottom, a compass rose orients the map with north toward the upper right corner.

References: Claussen & Friis #11.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with good margins and a light damp stain along one fold.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/19/2014