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The map shows the Gulf Coast of what are today the US states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana between approximately the Texan border and Cape San Blas in the Florida panhandle, and the Mississippi river to 40 North (approximately the Missouri/Iowa border). The area was at the time a French colony. marked on the map are Nouvelle [New] Orleans, "le Forte Condé de la Mobile" (present day Mobile, Alabama). The mission and settlement at Caskakias (Kaskaskia), the capital of French Upper Louisiana, is shown (today Kaskaskia, Illinois, close to St Louis, Missouri). The French Mission at "Cahokias ou Tamaroas" in present day Cahokia, Illinois (part of Greater St Louis) is marked. Many Indian villages and tribal names and regions are marked on the map. Pensacola is marked. The French Fort Crevecouer near Port St Joe, Florida, and the nearby Spanish fort at Apalachicola are marked. Other French forts marked include Fort St Pierre des Yazous, Fort Rosalie (Natchez, Mississippi), Fort de la Pointe Coupée.
DATE PRINTED: Dressée en 1732; Publiée en 1752 (These dates are printed on the map)
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 96.0 x 54.5cm, 37.75 x 21.5 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.
TYPE: Large antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Printed on two sheets, joined. Spot just west of the Mississippi delta. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. If the print has been scanned in black and white, any foxing or spotting highlighted in this statement may appear brown on the actual print. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated.
AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
FOLDING: This is a folding map.
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
PROVENANCE: The map was extracted from a composite atlas of early 18th century maps, the latest of which was dated c1754

Reserve: $1,440.00

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    Carte de la Louisiane'. French forts/missions. Gulf

    Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Jan 21, 2020
    Starting Price $1,000
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #26624 in United Kingdom
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
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