"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
13.4 x 7.3 inches
34 x 18.5 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.
Issued folding with faint offsetting and light toning and soiling. There is a small abrasion in an unengraved part of the image at far left.