PLEASE NOTE THAT WE OFFER ONLY GENUINE ITEMS OF HISTORICAL QUALITY . We do not offer reproductions nor copies. This statement we stand behind for the life of the item. ~~why do we begin our auctions so low??~~It is because this is an auction, not a catalog. However, we do reserve the right to end an auction early if t is no action on an item prior to the auction end. Within the rules of Ebay. So, please bid if interested and it will stay. Visit our M E page if you get the chance, get to know us and our critters. Also, read our terms of sale below. Thanks for bidding on this item . IMPORTANT NOTE : WE NEVER OFFER SECOND CHANCE OFFERS., IF YOU GET ONE FROM US IT IS A SCAM. REPORT THIS TO EBAY.~~The post office has raised their rates AGAIN., as well we know. Note that overseas rates have also changed and very complicated. Those wishing to bid from overseas, please ask first prior to bidding only because of the higher postage rates. . We have only gradually raised our shipping fee., please check this out prior to bidding. We must keep to these new rates., we are professional at packing and use top quality materials and care. [See our feedbacks]. Thanks to all for understanding and your support. ~~~~ WE WILL SHIP INTERNATIONAL: ISRAEL, EUROPE, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM, IRELAND, CANADA, A.E.F. , A.P.O., SCANDANAVIA. WE DO NOT SHIP TO ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST. ~~IMPORTANT NOTE: We always send invoices within 12 hours of the closing of the auction, if you DID NOT get an invoice, then your system is blocking us. You must check all your spam files and such for the invoice. If you cnnot contact you, it is not our fault. So, please check for the invoice. Also that means we cannot contact you via email either. WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: MAP SHOWING NEW ORLEANS CITY THIS IS AN EARLY MAP., showing the town as of the mid 18th Century, however, published by the government in one of the State Reports from 1820. Very scarce.. printed in French., showing all the buildings and houses that were standing at this time., the map showing the line of the surrounding levee system that protects the city from floods., the parks and the official buildings. The famous streets named., Bourbon, Roiale, Charles. and the cross streets named. A KEY to the symbols listing the site locations of the city. The Mississippi River and its bluffs and ports along the city front. Map measures about 9 x 12", folded as issued, no defects., MAP HAS ALL THE MARGINS., Hand stamp can be seen, from the Mercantile Library [no longer exists]. Nice detailed map from 1820-1827. Fully guaranteed genuine, not a worthless reprint. We DO NOT offer reprints or reproductions which are of no value.