Texas State Archives Map Collection

A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi
Date: 1721
Publisher: -- None Listed --
Cartographer: Senex, John, [1721]
Scale: 3 1/2 inches = 60 leagues
Size: 49 cm x 58 cm
Type of Map: general
Format: color, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 00362
Photo Media: -- None Listed --
File Size: 67.61 MB

A Map of Louisiana and of the River Mississippi Image:

Map is bounded in the east by the Atlantic Ocean as far as Maryland, by the Gulf of Mexico in the south, the Great Lakes in the North, and in the west by the Rocky Mountains. Texas is shown as part of Louisiana. The Great Lakes and some of the rivers are slightly mislocated. Shown are bays, rivers, lakes, mountainous areas, colonies, territories, cities, towns, mines, forts, missions, routes and trails--including those of De Soto and La Salle, and Indian tribes and villages. The site of Fort Saint Louis and of La Salle's murder are noted. There are notes throughout the map regarding Indians, explorers, topography, and French and Spanish battles and establishments. This map is an English version of the map "Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississipi," by G. Delisle, 1718. Map 7074 is the earlier French version, map 1451 is a later French version. Long. 78 - 109 deg. 6/8/82 10/22/97

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