Auction 96, Lot 106

"Carte de la Louisiane Cours du Mississipi et Pais Voisins…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication: Charlevois, Histoire et description Generale de la Nouvelle France

Color: Black & White

22 x 15.5 inches
55.9 x 39.4 cm

Bellin's version of Delisle's influential map of the southeast part of North America that first accurately charted the lower Mississippi River. The map covers from the Great Lakes through all but the tip of Florida, and from New Mexico through the eastern seaboard. The information in the west includes the road from Mexico City to Santa Fe and the routes of St. Denis and De Soto though Texas. There is great detail of Indian villages, trading agencies, forts, mines, villages, and colonial settlements.

References: McCorkle #744-1.

Condition: A

Fine impression on thick, sturdy paper. Issued folded and now pressed with folds lightly reinforced with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/12/2001