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Auction 186, Lot 271


"Map of New Orleans to Illustrate the Report of E.D. Fenner, M.D.", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: New Orleans, Louisiana

Period: 1846 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.3 x 8.1 inches
28.7 x 20.6 cm
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This small plan of New Orleans accompanied a report by Dr. Erasmus Darwin Fenner, a founding member of the American Medical Association and a key figure in 19th-century New Orleans medicine. It delineates districts, wards, and streets and shows the Mississippi River snaking along the southern edge. A key at top left tracks the spread of one of the several yellow fever outbreaks that plagued the city. Lithography by J.H. Colton & Co.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning, minor offsetting, and a few short edge tears at top.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/9/2022