Auction 159, Lot 209

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

Subject: Colonial Central & Southern United States

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication:

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: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2016

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