CARTE DE LA LOUISIANE ET DU COURS DU MISSISSIPPI AVEC LES COLONIES ANGLAISES.

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Guillaume De L'Isle


Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi Avec Les Colonies Anglaises.

Handcolored copper plate engraving, 1718, printed c.1782.
19 1/8 x 25 7/16" (48.4 x 64.4 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for a small split along the lower centerfold. Original outline hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 43849
Price: $2,750.00
Publisher : Published by J. A. Dezauche, Paris.
This is the updated version of Delisle's influential map of the French possession of Louisiana. This map is considered to be one of the most important and influential early eighteenth-century foundation maps of the Mississippi Valley. It is the first detailed map of the Gulf region and the Mississippi, the first printed map to show Texas as a name (Mission de los Teijas). It is also the first to note some of the land routes of earlier explorers. tracing the routes of Hernando de Soto, Alonso de Leon, and Louis Jouchereau St. Denis. The map was very popular and often copied. Various printings were made by French, Dutch, German, Italian, and English cartographers. The printing plate for this map had a long life. First issued in 1718, updated editions appeared in 1727, 1730, 1745, and 1782. This is an example of the last or 1782 edition. New to this edition has better delineation of the English colonies. The western boundaries of North & South Carolina and Georgia is the Chattahoochee River. The northern colonies are shown pushed to the eastern edge of the Appalachian Mountains. Maps

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