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Auction 168, Lot 181

"A Map of Part of West Florida, from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to Shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi", Lodge, John

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 7.6 inches
34.5 x 19.3 cm

This copper engraved map features Mobile Bay and Fort Conde, New Orleans and locates Plantations along the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. The large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" shows the proposed street layout and wharf and docks along the river. It is reported that this map was published in response to reports that the British government was considering the settlement of a colony on the banks of the Mississippi; the point suggested was near today's Baton Rouge. However, further up the Mississippi River the area labeled 'Plantations' is identical to the plan.

References: Jolly #GENT-217; Sellers & Van Ee #1650.

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting. Trimmed at bottom with loss engraver's imprint and the "ado" in "Cabo de Lado", which extends beyond the neatline at bottom. Small remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/6/2018