Texas State Archives Map Collection

Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours de Mississipi
Date: 1718
Publisher: Historic Urban Plans, New York, publisher. Reproduction.
Cartographer: Delisle, Guillaume D., 1718
Size: 39 cm x 52 cm
Type of Map: general
Format: color, engraved, lithographed, printed
Language: English
AC Number: 07074
Photo Media: -- None Listed --

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(Translation of title:] Map of Louisiana and the Course of the Mississippi River (Reproduction subtitle:] Colonial America in 1718 Map is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Rocky Mountains, encompassing the area of Louisiana and the English colonies. The Great Lakes and some rivers are somewhat mislocated. Shows bays, rivers, lakes, mountains, colonies, territories, cities, towns, mines, forts, missions, Indian tribes and villages, and routes and trails, including those of De Soto and La Salle. The site of Fort Saint Louis and La Salle's murder are noted. There are notes throughout the map regarding Indians, explorers, topography, and French and Spanish battles and establishments. Inset: Carte Particuliere des Emlouchures de la Rivie S. Louis et de la Mobile. This map was reproduced from an engraving in the Cornell University Library. Map 362 is a English edition of this map; map 1451 is a later French edition. Scale: map: 1 inch = 35 common leagues of France inset: 1 1/2 inches = 25 common leagues of France 9/9/88

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