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"Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans", by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (French, 1703-1772), hand-colored copper engraved map on laid paper, from Abbe Antoine Francois Prevost'sL'Histoire Generale des Voyages..., vol. 14, published Paris, 1746-1759, plate 8" x 11-1/4", sheet 10-1/4" x 13-5/8". Glazed, matted and framed. Provenance: Descended in a New Orleans family. This stunning map illustrates the French Quarter with labeled streets and a numbered key at the top demarcating eighteen key sites, including the government building, prison, hospital, the parish church (now where the St. Louis Cathedral is), the Ursuline and Capucin Monk convents, gunpowder magazine and windmill to name some.

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J.-N. Bellin, "Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans"

Estimate $600 - $900Mar 12, 2017