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Auction 167, Lot 107

"Karte von den Kusten des Franzosischen Florida nach den Ersten Entdeckungen Entworffen", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial Southeast United States

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und Land...

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 8.1 inches
14.7 x 20.6 cm

This uncommon map is a German copy of a map first published in Charlevoix's History of New France. It covers the coast from Cape Fear to St. Augustine and shows the locations of Spanish, French, and English settlements in the region. There are several errors of location including the misplacement of James Town and Charles Town together. A notation (in German) shows the location of Charlesfort that was built by the French explorer Jean Ribault on Parris Island in South Carolina. It also provides both Ribault's rivers' names, as well as the contemporary names.

References: Cumming (SE) #305.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a few minor spots.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 3/28/2018