Auction 158, Lot 111

"Carte de la Floride, de la Louisiane, et Pays Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeastern United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's 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.

References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #18.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with faint offsetting, minor scattered foxing, and two tiny wormholes along the centerfold.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/22/2016

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