Tirion, Isaac

Maps of French Colonial New Orleans and the Mississippi River

Grondvlakte van Nieuw Orleans, de hoofdstad van Louisiana. | De oostelyke ingang van de Missisippi, met een plan van het fort, 't welk het kanaal beheerscht. | De uitloop van de Rivier Missisippi.

DESCRIPTION: Scarce early plan of New Orleans, Louisiana with insets of the mouth of the Mississippi River and also a long stretch of the Mississippi river from south of Donaldsonville to the passes. Published less than 50 years after the founding of New Orleans, Tirion's map of New Orlean's French Quarter is derived from an earlier map by Jacques Bellin / Brion de la Tour but contains additional details outside the French Quarter, which was largely marsh land at that time, including a road to Bayou St. John, a key trade route to the city from the east.

The sheet with three views is based on the layout of Thomas Jefferys earlier work (1759), who borrowed the earlier works of Jacques Bellin, of France's Depot de la Marine. Text is in German.

Isaak Tirion, (1705 - 1765) was a Dutch publisher who produced serveral atlases and Dutch town plans from the Kalverstraat, in Amsterdam. Tirion produced eight atlases in multiple editions

CREATOR: Tirion, Isaac



BODY OF WATER: Mississippi River

CONDITION: Good.  Some small marks in the margins outside the image.

COLORING: Early hand color, possibly original.


SIZE: 17 " x 13 "


PRICE: $1175


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