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Title Carte dv fleuve Saint Louis ou Mississipy dix lieves au dessus de la Nouvelle Orleans iusqu'a son embouchure
Document Type Map
Description Shows the Mississippi River Delta and adjacent region later comprising Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Includes inset map detailing the delta's main channels (271 x 386 mm): Carte particuliere de l'embouchure du fleuve Saint Louis.
Places Mississippi River, New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States
Keywords France, New France, river, colonialism, settlement, white settlement
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Southeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 491 x 681 mm.

Pen-and-ink and watercolor (green, yellow, brown); mounted on cloth.

Additional Information

Scale c.1:166,000. 'Echelle de 5 lieĆ¼es de 2282 toises chacune' [= 134 mm].

Sheet 79 of 115 numbered leaves in the Cartes Marines Manuscript Map Collection, detailing French colonial interests worldwide. Compiled c.1640-c.1726, probably under the direction of prominent members of the Besenval family, who served as high military officers and diplomats for the French crown, the maps detail French colonial interests in the style of military and naval cartographers. Most sheets are anonymous and undated. Bound together in 1727 as an atlas comprised of 117 numbered leaves; maps later disbound and mounted on cloth. All sheets are drawn with pen-and-ink and watercolour; most were previously folded. Each leaf catalogued individually.

Oriented with north at upper left.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 79
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue