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Mississippi River. Marie Adrien Persac (1823-1873) Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1358
Sold for:
$49,200$40,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Mississippi River. Marie Adrien Persac (1823-1873) Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River. New Orleans, Louisiana: Published by B.M. Norman, 1858. Oversized cadastral map of the lower Mississippi, printed by lithography on joined sheets of wove paper, with hundreds of long lots delineated, identified by owner, and picked out in blue along the river, the map printed within an elaborate border of twining morning glory vines, featuring four illustrated vignettes of Baton Rouge, a river scene, featuring the steamboat Julia; a port scene of New Orleans; a view of a cotton plantation; and another of a sugar plantation; with an indication for each ribbon farm property on its disposition as a sugar, cotton, or other plantation; rare, eight copies listed in WorldCat, one auction record; mounted on linen, old folds, some wear, fragmentary along central horizontal fold, with some repairs and infilling; short tear at head, some wrinkling, 62 x 30 1/4 in.
Estimate $50,000-70,000


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Marie Adrien Persac, Geography of the United States, Mississippi, New Orleans, Plantation, Polders, United States

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