Auction 161, Lot 227

"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 with very faint offsetting and a tiny damp stain confined to the top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2017

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