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Auction 153, Lot 275

"Grondvlakte van Nieuw Orleans, de Hoofdstad van Louisiana [on sheet with] De Uitloop van de Rivier Missisippi [and] De oostelyke Ingang van de Missisippi, met een Plan van het Fort, 't Welk het Kanaal Beheerscht", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1769 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17.6 x 13 inches
44.7 x 33 cm

This handsome sheet consists of three maps composed around a large compass rose. This is Tirion's version of the map first drawn by De la Tour in 1720, only two years after the founding of New Orleans. The first map is a plan of the city of New Orleans (now the French Quarter) vividly depicting its protective canal, barracks and quays. The second is a map of the vicinity of New Orleans including the delta and surrounding bayou. The third is a map of the location of Fort la Balisle at the mouth of the river, which sank into the marsh in the late 1700's. Each map has a delicately engraved title cartouche.

References: Goss (NA) #63; Van Ermen #39.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with faint offsetting and a few light extraneous creases adjacent to the folds. There is a binding trim at lower right and some minor soiling along sheet edges.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 5/20/2015