"Carte de la Louisiane et Pays Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial Southern United States
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff
Color: Hand Color
11.6 x 8.4 inches
29.5 x 21.3 cm
Superb small map based on Delisle's map of the French colony of Louisiana. This finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana extends from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to Florida (not showing the tip of Florida). Many Indian place names, forts, and early European settlements are shown. Nouveau Mexique in the far west includes Santa Fe and names the S. Jerome de Taos. The decorative title cartouche includes the distance scale.
References: cf. Sellers & Van Ee #18.
A crisp impression with light scattered foxing and a narrow 2.3" chip at top that has been repaired with archival materials, with a small sliver of the map replaced in facsimile.