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One of the Earliest Obtainable Maps of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi River

Nice example of Isaac Tirion's plan of New Orleans and the mouth of the Mississippi River.

The map identifies by letter the most important buildings in New Orleans, including Government buildings, Military facilities and churches, along with the Smith, Brick Kiln and other details.

The map was most likely drawn from Jeffery's Plan, published 10 years earlier. Ft. Balise is shown on the River plan.

One of the few obtainable plans of New Orleans from the 18th Century.

Isaak Tirion Biography

Isaak Tirion was a prominent Dutch publisher based in Amsterdam in the eighteenth century. He is best known for historical works that included prints showing scenes from around the world. He also produced maps, such as those in the Nieuwe Hand-Atlas of 1744.