Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1753

Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans - SOLD

Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans sur le manuscrits du Depot des Cartes de la Marine

DESCRIPTION: 

This plate has been SOLD but please see another hand-colored engraving of Bellin's plan.

Bellin's famous plan of the city of New Orleans, based on a manuscript map created approximately 25 years after the city was founded along high ground on the east bank of the Mississippi river. Shows the city neatly laid out with streets most residents would recognize today including Bourbon, Chartres, Royale and at the center of the plan- Jackson Square. Number 19.

Interestingly, what appears to be a defensive wall around the city is labeled "fosse' plein d'eau". Fosse' is French for "canal". Therefore, even at this relatively early point in its history New Orleans had a canal originating in the vicinity of today's Canal Street.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1753

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Mississippi River

CONDITION: Very Good  Strong impression. Clean with very slight offsetting.

COLORING: None

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SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

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PRICE: $


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