Auction 97, Lot 112

"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 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

13.3 x 7.4 inches
33.8 x 18.8 cm

An interesting map featuring 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: A

Minor creases.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/5/2001