This iconic historical map of New Orleans details the city center, today’s French Quarter. Plenty of detail is offered: government buildings, churches, prison, hospital, monastery, army & navy quarters, canal and quay. The streets are shown include Bourbon St., Chartres St., etc. Eighteen individual buildings are keyed to a list. This became the standard map of New Orleans throughout the eighteenth century. This is a less frequently seen later, 1827 issue, with the initial issues dating from ca. 1744-1764.
1827 c. Bellin Map of New Orleans
Plan de la Nouvelle-Orleans sur les Manuscrits du Depot des Cartes de la Marine
Map Maker Specifics
J Bellin, 1827 c., Paris
7.4 x 10.8 in. plus margins
Fair-Good. Good impression, uncolored. Scattered foxing throughout. Slight wrinkling and issued folds.