Item #15536 Suite du Cours du Fleuve St. Louis depuis la Rivière d'Iberville jusq'à celle des Yasous, et les parties connues de la Rivière Rouge et la Rivière Noire. 1764 Hand-Colored French Map of the Lower Mississippi River in Northern Louisiana.

Suite du Cours du Fleuve St. Louis depuis la Rivière d'Iberville jusq'à celle des Yasous, et les parties connues de la Rivière Rouge et la Rivière Noire

1764. Bellin, Jacques Nicolas. 1st Edition. Quarto. Very Good. Item #15536

A beautiful 18th-century copperplate engraving from Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime, Paris, 1747-64, with contemporary hand coloring.

In addition to navigation of the Mississippi River, between the Iberville and the Yazoo, this map depicts a large section of the Red River, all the way to Natchitoches, and then depicts the road south to Adayes, the Spanish Presidio of Texas, a very early mention of Texas.

In vignette in the lower left is a map of the French Fort St Jean and surrounding region while the lower center features a detailed description of the Red River in French.

Original vertical fold line with later horizontal fold line. Wide margins.

The image measures 14 1/2" X 9" while the sheet measures 17 3/8" X 12 1/2".

Overall a very desirable piece of Louisiana history from French occupation, perfect for framing and display!

Price: $250.00