"Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride, Dressez sur les Meilleures Observations & sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Colonial North America and Caribbean
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique…
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm
This is a fine derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Floride. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions and Hopi mesas.
References: Martin & Martin, p. 93.
Superb impression and lovely color. Expert repair on bottom fold, not affecting map.