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  • Title: Grundriss von Neu-Orleans
  • Author: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
  • Date: 1756
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - issued folds, light scuffing and surface dirt
  • Inches: 12 x 8.75 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 30.4 x 22.2 [Image]
  • Product ID: 102352

Grundriss von Neu-Orleans Nach den Manuscripten in dem Schatze der Karten der Marine von N. B. Ingr. de la M. 1744

A. Die Pfarr-Kirche, welche von Capucinern bestellet wird.

B. Waffen-Platz.

C. Capuciner Kloster.

D. Gefaengnisse.

E. Corps de garde.

F. Gouvernement.

G. Intendanten-Haus.

H. Hospital.

I. Urselinerinnen.

K. Koenigliche Magazine.

L. Casernen.

M. Königliche Schmiede.

N. Wind-und Ross-Mühle.

O. Schuppen der Marine. worunter man bauet.

P. Bürger Corps de garde.

Q. Hütten der Negren, welche für die Mühle sorgen.

R. Pulver-Mühle.

S. Neues Haus der Urselinerinnen.

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"Plan of New Orleans According to the manuscripts in the Treasure of the Maps of the Navy by N. Bellin Naval Engineer 1744.

A. The parish church, which is ordered by Capuchins.

B. Weapons Place.

C. Capuchin monastery.

D. Prisons.

E. Corps de garde.

F. Governorate.

G. Intendant House.

H. Hospital.

I. Urseline women.

K. Royal Magazines.

L. Barracks.

M. Royal Forge.

N. Wind and Horse Mill.

O. Shed of the Navy.

P. Citizen Corps de garde.

Q. Huts of the Negros who keep the mill.

R. Powder Mill.

S. New house of the Urseline women."

Map of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana on the banks of the Mississippi River by French hydrographer and geographer Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772). Bellin produced a prodigious body of work over a nearly fifty-year career; appointed hydrographer of the French Navy at the age of eighteen, he eventually became Hydrographer to the King in 1741. He published numerous sea atlases and charts which would be reprinted into the nineteenth century, as well as many maps depicting French colonial territories in the New World. His craftsmanship and commitment to accuracy earned him a distinguished reputation as one of the world's leading cartographers, and many other European mapmakers turned to him for source material.