Auction 151, Lot 175

"Carte de la Floride, de la Louisiane, et Pays Voisins...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Central & Southern United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on a clean watermarked sheet with faint offsetting and a binding trim at upper right that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014

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