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Auction 163, Lot 100

"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 (circa)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 13.6 inches
42.2 x 34.5 cm
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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: A

A dark impression on a sheet of watermarked paper. There are extensive old manuscript notations in the blank margins that describe the region and make the map more interesting.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/14/2017