Highlights from an Important Map Collection
NOAG's Nicole Casi discusses highlights from an important collection of maps in our Dec. 9-10 Winter Estates Auction.
Featured Maps (In Order of Appearance):
Rare and Monumental "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi, from Natchez to New Orleans", hand-colored lithograph after Marie Adrien Persac's (French/Louisiana, 1823-1873) drawn survey of the plantation holdings along the river, published by B.. M. Norman, New Orleans, 1858, printed by J. H. Colton and Company, New York
Rare "Norman's Plan of New Orleans & Environs", hand-colored engraved map, published by B. M. Norman (1809-1860), New Orleans, 1849
Rare, Early Map of "...Northern America Situated between New Mexico and the Frozen Sea [:] together with the Course of the Great River Meschasipi...", by Father Louis Hennepin (Belgian/Spanish Netherlands, 1626-1704), published London, ca. 1698
"Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi...", by Guillaume De L'lsle (French, 1675-1726), hand-colored engraved map, published in Paris, June 1718
Rare and Monumental Map of "Louisiana from Darby's Map, Published at Philadelphia 1816", by William Darby (American, 1775-1854), hand-colored engraving, published by Aaron Arrowsmith, Hydrographer to the Prince of Wales, London, January 3, 1817.