Small engraved map, 30.5 x 22.4 cm (9 " x 12" excluding margins), uncolored, small decorative cartouche. Some aging and browning, some creases at folds, small tear in lower margin, impression bright and clean; very good or better. Bellin (1703-1772) born in Paris and according to Tooley was considered one of the most prominent cartographers of the 18th century in a career that lasted about 50 years. This is a colonial period map that was made after Delisle's map of the Mississippi and Louisiana. There is considerable detail, and the map shows the Louisiana Territory extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. The map also shows part of Northern Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and even part of Texas. Some Indian territories, including the Apaches are shown along with some European settlements. Tooley: The Mapping of America. (Inventory #: 106070)
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