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BELLIN, J.N. - Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. . .

BELLIN, J.N. -  Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. . .
Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. . . - BELLIN, J.N.
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Title : Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans. . ..
Map maker : BELLIN, J.N..
Date : Paris, 1757.
Size : 7.5 x 11.8 inches. / 19.0 x 30.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :An important transitional and very detailed early map of New Orleans, copied after the original manuscript town-plan of the city drafted by Le Blond de la Tour in 1722. It captures the symmetrical layout of the city, and individually labels each of the streets. The boundaries of every property lot are delineated, and the placement of every building is marked. with a list of 18 specific buildings at top, located on the map (includes hospital, prison, church, arms depot, etc.). Also shows many more buildings rendered in outline form, as well as gardens, plots of land, etc.).
The waters of the Mississippi River are vividly expressed through especially fine engraving, and the canal that runs along the eastern side of the city, built in 1729, is depicted.
A most desirable mid-18th century urban plan..
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King.
In smaller format, he issued the Petit Atlas Maritime (1764), which contained 580 charts, as well as maps to illustrate l Abbé Prevost's Histoire Générale des Voyages (1746-1757).
Bellin also produced a substantial number of important separately issued maps, particularly reflecting continuing discoveries and political events in the Americas.

Condition : In very good condition. Printed on heavy paper.

ID: 26271

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