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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 550

5 Early Southern Maps incl. Bellin Louisiana & Florida, 1757

Estimate: $500 - $550
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1st item: CARTE DE LA FLORIDE, DE LA LOUISIANE ET PAY VOISINS. Hand-colored French map describing the Mississippi River Valley and surrounding areas including French forts, Native American villages, bodies of water, mountain ranges, and other areas of interest such as regions in North Texas and settlements west of New Orleans along the Gulf Coast. Decorative title cartouche and scale of miles, top left. Surrounded by scale miles and a line border. By Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, from Histoire Generale des Voyages by Antoine Francois Prevost, published by Jean Francois de La Harpe, Paris, 1757. Plate: 9 1/4" H x 12 3/4" W. Sheet: 10" H x 14 1/2" W. 2nd item: CARTE DE LA LOUISIANE, ET DE LA FLORIDE. Map describing the Southeastern and Southern United States extending from Illinois to Florida. Inset with one of the earliest mapped inclusions of Kansas City, spelled "Kansez." Published by Rigobert Bonne, Paris, 1787. Plate: 8 13/16" H x 13 3/4" W. Sheet: 10" H x 15 1/2" W. 3rd item: UNITED STATES, EXHIBITING THE RAILROADS & CANALS. Hand-colored map describing early developments in the US rail and canal systems. Map extends from the Florida panhandle to the great lakes and from the Atlantic Ocean to Missouri, covering almost all of the Southeast. By Thomas G. Bradford, from A Comprehensive Atlas, published by William B. Ticknor, Boston, 1842. Housed in a plastic sleeve and corner-mounted to heavy paper with affixed print-outs describing and annotating the map. Plate: 8 1/2" H x 11 3/4" W. Sheet: 8 1/2" H x 11 7/16" W. 4th item: NORTH AMERICA INDEX MAP TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. Hand-colored, highly detailed map depicting the eastern United States and Canada's southern border. With US population figures from the 1830 census divided into "Free Population" and "Slaves" along with populations of British Colonies and elevation profiles of five canals at lower right. Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Baldwin & Cradock, London, 1834. 13 1/2" H x 16" H. 5th item: NORTH AMERICA SHEET X PARTS OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI AND ARKANSAS. Highly detailed map of the titular states with transportation routes, towns and settlements, and geographic features including topography. Published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and Baldwin & Cradock, London, c. 1842. 13 3/4" H x 16 1/4" W.


1st item: Overall very good condition, with erased plate information in margins at lower left and right and inscriptions in pen and pencil en verso. 2nd item: Excellent condition, with scattered staining or foxing primarily visible en verso. Fold line at center has been reinforced en verso. With archival tape along upper edge of verso. 3rd item: Overall good condition. Upper and lower margins have been trimmed to plate mark. Some damp staining is primarily visible in left margin and Atlantic Ocean. 4th item: Very good condition, with slight toning and marginal tears to edges, the largest measuring 1/2". 5th item: Excellent condition, with slight toning, inscriptions, and upper edge with tears from binding removal.

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