Auction 162, Lot 145

"A New & Accurate Map of Louisiana, with Part of Florida and Canada, and the Adjacent Countries. Drawn from Surveys, Assisted by the Most Approved English & French Maps & Charts...", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States

Period: 1747 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography...

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.6 inches
42.2 x 34.5 cm

A beautifully detailed map extends west to the Rio Grande and features oversized Great Lakes, with Texas labeled Country of the Cenis, and "Louisiana" placed over the entire southern Mississippi River Valley. Teeming with information, the sheet names missions, Indian villages and tribes and numerous rivers. Little trees dot nearly the whole map. A long note gives credit for the geography of the French portion of the map to the French cartographer Jacques Bellin. A large, decorative cartouche and compass rose ornament the map.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geog. Books) #17-28 (Vol II); Phillips (A) #603-2-58; Lemmon, Magill & Wiese (Charting Louisiana) #25.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with a fold separation at bottom that extends 1" into the image and an associated tiny tear to its left that have been archivally repaired on verso. Minor soiling and light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 4/26/2017