Auction 149, Lot 244

"[Lot of 3] Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans, sur les Manuscrits du Depot des Cartes de la Marine [and] Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans, in 1818 [and] Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans...", U.S. Government

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1860 (published)

Publication: American State Papers

Color: Black & White

Size:
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These three maps are based upon the original plans by Joseph Pilie, surveyor for New Orleans, which were included in Memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen, and inhabitants of New Orleans (HR Doc. 26, 20th Congress, 1st Session). The first plan shows the entire city laid out in a grid pattern with 18 important buildings identified by a key. The latter two show the first few streets that border the Mississippi River including the custom house, water works and Market Hall. The last map also shows the improvements made to the quays and levees.

A. Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans, sur les Manuscrits du Depot des Cartes de la Marine (10.7 x 7.5").

B. Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans, in 1818 (22.0 x 7.3").

C. Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans, Shewing the Additions, Alterations and Improvements Made on the Old Quays and Levees of the Said City... (21.9 x 7.2").

References: cf. Claussen & Friis #10, #11 & #12.

Condition: B+

Overall very good condition with just a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014

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