Lot 448: John Melish (Scottish/American)
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: John Melish (Scottish/American, 1771-1822), "Map of New Orleans and Adjacent Country", Philadelphia, John Melish, 1815, hand-colored engraved map, with folds, as issued, from A Military and Topographical Atlas of the United States, 15 in. x 20 3/4 in., framed Note:Based on Lafon's extremely rare map of 1806, this map focuses on the coastal region from the Mississippi delta to Pensacola. The atlas itself was produced to satisfy the public's interest in the War of 1812 and the national pride that arose from Britain's defeat.