Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1747

Scarce antique map of the Mississippi River

Suite Du Cours Du Fleuves St. Louis depuis la Riviere d'Iberville jusqua cele des Yasous et les parties connues de la Riviere Rouge et la Riviere Noire . . .

DESCRIPTION: Bellin's fine map from 1747 focusing on the Red River and the Mississippi River. Full of interesting notes (in French) about the rivers, habitations, and native American tribes. Includes an inset of the area surrounding Fort St. Jean [Baptiste] a military post on the Red River in Natchitoches, Louisiana (founded by French Canadians in 1716). Shows the channel upstream of the fort was partially dammed by a tangle of uprooted trees.

Coverage extends southward along the Mississippi River almost as far as Baton Rouge.

French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime that covered the coasts and important port cities of the known world.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1747

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Mississippi River

CONDITION: Very Good.  On heavy laid paper. Very wide margins. Nice.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 13 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 10

PRICE: $800

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