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Title Plan profil et elevation du Fort Condé de la Mobille
Document Type Map
Description Shows Mobile and Fort Condé (later renamed Fort Charlotte); includes 4 lines of notes keyed to references A-D and profile of the fort (115 x 493 mm).
Places Mobile, Fort Charlotte, Alabama, United States
Keywords France, New France, fort, colonialism, white settlement, settlement, white settlers
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Southeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 254 x 492 mm., on sheet 558 x 721 mm.

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

Additional Information

Scale c.1:1,740. 'Echelle de 100 toises pour le plan' [= 112 mm].

Sheet 86 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 right.

Described and reproduced in Buisseret, David, Mapping the French empire in North America (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1991), pp. [86]-87, no. 40.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 86
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue