Auction 170, Lot 187

"La Floride, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, Etc. Augmentees de Nouveau", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1713 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.8 x 8.9 inches
30 x 22.6 cm

This handsome map of the southern United States was based on Delisle's influential Carte du Mexique de la Floride of 1703. The map details early colonial settlements and Indian tribes. The large lake first found on Le Moyne's 1591 map is here called Lac Grande and it is land-locked. The Mississippi River is shown too far west of its true course and the Apalachicoli River flows from a large spurious lake in present-day Tennessee. Details of part of the Bahamas are included. The Gulf of Mexico is filled with a large cartouche featuring Native Americas and an incongruent lion.

References: Cumming (SE) #155.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet, issued folding. There is a small tear confined to the left blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/14/2018