"Carte de la Floride, de la Louisiane, et Pays Voisins...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial Central United States
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
12 x 8.8 inches
30.5 x 22.4 cm
Superb small map based on Delisle's map of the French colony of Louisiana. This finely engraved and detailed 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.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with a few tiny spots in the image and one short edge tear confined to the bottom left blank margin closed on verso with archival tape. Issued folding with faint offsetting.