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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):

Lot 831: 
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

Lot 835: 
Rare "Norman's Plan of New Orleans & Environs", hand-colored engraved map, published by B. M. Norman (1809-1860), New Orleans, 1849

Lot 801:
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

Lot 785:
"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

Lot 808:
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.

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