Guillaume de L'Isle
“Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi Avec Les Colonies Anglaises.”
Hand-coloured engraving on copper plate, 1718, printed ca.1782.
48.4 x 64.4 cm plus margins
Good condition - folded Hand-coloured contouring of the time.
Publisher: J.-L. Dezauche, Paris.
This is the updated version of Delisle's influential map of The French possession of Louisiana.
This map is considered one of the most important and influential maps of the early 18th century Mississippi Valley. This is the first detailed map of the Gulf and Mississippi region, the first printed map to show Texas as a name (Mission de los Teijas). It is also the first with the name of some of the land routes of the early explorers who opened up the routes of Hernando de Soto, Alonso de Leon and Louis Jouchereau St. Denis. The map was very popular and often copied. Various impressions were made by French, Dutch, German, Italian and English cartographers. This mar printing plate had a long lifespan. First published in 1718, updated editions appeared in 1727, 1730, 1745 and 1782. This is an example of the last edition of 1782. The novelty of this edition is the better delimitation of the English colonies. The western boundaries of North and South Carolina and Georgia are the Chattahoochee River. The northern colonies are shown pushed towards the eastern edge of the Appalachians.
- Country (current geographical location)
- North America
- Geographical specification
- Louisiane, Vallée du Mississippi
- Map maker/ publisher
- Guillaume de L'Isle
- Map/ Book title
- Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississippi Avec Les Colonies Anglaises.
- Copper engraving
- Additional Information
- Updated reprint of 1782
- Size of the largest image
- 484×644 mm