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Title Carte particuliere du flevue [sic] St. Louis dix lieües au dessus de la Nouvelle Orleans: ou sont marqué les habitations et les terrains concedés à plusiers particuliers au Mississipy
Document Type Map
Description Identifies buildings, French long lots, and landowners in New Orleans and the region later forming much of Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Places New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisana, 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; 487 x 684 mm.

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

Additional Information

Scale c.1:89,600. 'Echelle de 2 lieües' [= 124 mm].

Sheet 80 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.

Described and reproduced in Buisseret, David, Mapping the French empire in North America (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1991), pp. [82]-83, no. 38.

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 80
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue