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|Title||Carte dv fleuve Saint Louis ou Mississipy dix lieves au dessus de la Nouvelle Orleans iusqu'a son embouchure|
|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|
1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 491 x 681 mm.
Pen-and-ink and watercolor (green, yellow, brown); mounted on cloth.
Scale c.1:166,000. 'Echelle de 5 lieües 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|