Lot 442: After Marie Adrien Persac
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: After Marie Adrien Persac (American/Louisiana, 1827-1873), "Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans", 1858, by A. Persac, published by B.M. Norman, New Orleans, LA; printed and mounted by J.H. Colton & Co., New York, hand-colored, linen backed, with original ebonized wooden rollers, showing the divisions of land with owner's names; vignettes of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and plantations, the border with cotton and sugar cane motifs, sheet 62 in. x 32 1/4 in Note: An 1858 issue of the New Orleans Crescent described the map as offering "a perfect picture of the windings of the Father of Waters from this city to Natchez, with every plantation on its banks, drawn out and colored, with the name of the owner and whatever name he may have given his plantation." And Mr. Persac "descended the river in a skiff, landing at every mile, and drawing every plantation line and taking down every name and landmark on both banks of the river, and deserves the highest credit for his very able and useful labor."