"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial Central United States
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Black & White
12 x 8.7 inches
30.5 x 22.1 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.
References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #18.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light toning along the folds, a stain at bottom, and trimmed side margins that are still ample for framing. Folds are reinforced on verso with archival tape.