Auction 155, Lot 196

"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: Hand Color

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.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light toning, very faint offsetting, and a few small spots. There are two short edge tears confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/18/2015