Auction 169, Lot 160

"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

16.4 x 13.6 inches
41.7 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 nice impression with pleasant light toning. There are remnants of paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/12/2018