Auction 163, Lot 296

"Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Louisiana", Carey & Lea

Subject: Louisiana

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 11.6 inches
32.8 x 29.5 cm

The map is on a full folio sheet (20.8 x 16.8") surrounded by English text giving a brief description of the state's boundaries, rivers, climate, chief towns, government and history. The finely engraved map delineates counties, rivers and marshes, and major towns. While the western portion of the state is still largely unsettled, a number of trails and wagon roads are developing. In the northern portion of the state the "Claims under Baron Bastrop's Title" are identified. Engraved by Kneass.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 373.

Condition: A

Original color with pleasant light toning and a bit of faint offsetting of the map.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/14/2017