1845 New Orleans Folding Map
I brought an 1845 map of the city of New Orleans. I was a student in Cambridge, Massachusetts, back in the early '70s, and there were folks who sold old books and prints and things around Harvard Yard, and being from New Orleans, I saw this and picked it up.
I notice there are some stains along the bottom.
This map went through Katrina. I had it conserved after Katrina, and that's a remnant.
It's a hand-colored lithograph, 1845. It's a folding map, which generally are rarer than most other maps just because they get used up. They get torn to pieces. Yours is in nice condition. The staining you had nicely repaired. This company did various editions of this over a number of different years. They're all rare, and they're all desirable pieces, because any pre-Civil War American folding maps are particularly collectible. I would put a value on it of somewhere in the $3,500 to $4,000 range.
Excellent, thank you.
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