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Title Veuë du camp de la concession de Monseigneur Law, au Nouveaux Biloxy, coste de la Louisianne
Cartographer Le Bouteux, Jean-Baptiste Michel; St Huteus, Elias
Document Type Map
Description Dessignee par Jean Baptise Michel Le Bouteux le dixe. Decembre 1720 de l'ordre de Mr. Elias St. Huteus, directeur general. View of the settlement at Biloxi, Mississippi associated with the Company of the Indies (Compagnie des Indes), and John Law's failed land speculation scheme in French colonial Louisiana commonly know as the Mississippi Bubble. View taken from offshore; bottom margin includes references A-I, L-T, V, X-Z, and &.
Names Law, John
Places Biloxi, Mississippi, Louisiana, United States
Keywords settlement, white settlement, white settlers, colonialism, trade, France, New France, Compagnie des Indes, land speculation
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Southeast
Language French
Physical Description 1 manuscript view: 440 x 978 mm. Pen-and-ink and wash; mounted on cloth.
Additional Information

Sheet 77 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 Honour, Hugh,

The European vision of America

(Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1975) no. 158 and Buisseret, David, Mapping the French empire in North America (Chicago: Newberry Library, 1991), pp. [84]-85, no. 39.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 77
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue