Auction 96, Lot 119

"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 South

Period: 1772 (dated)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 7.5 inches
34.3 x 19.1 cm

Features include Mobile Bay and Fort 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.

References: Jolly GENT-217.

Condition: B

Trimmed close at bottom, as issued with a bit of faint offsetting.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2001