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Auction 89, Lot 83

"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",

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1772 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 7.2 inches
34.3 x 18.3 cm
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Features include Mobile Bay and F. Conde, New Orleans and ""Plantations"" on the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. Large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" shows much detail including docks along the river. 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. A good impression of a desirable map still bound into the magazine with accompanying article. Ref: GENT-217.


Condition: A

Estimate: $175 - $225

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/8/1999