"Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Colonial America
Period: 1722 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Nouveau
Color: Hand Color
23.5 x 18.5 inches
59.7 x 47 cm
This is Covens & Mortier's issue of Delisle's important map that is credited with accurately showing the course of the Mississippi River and its mouth for the first time. The map influenced later delineations of the Mississippi River by Seutter, Homann, Lotter and others for many years. A most attractive map that includes much of the present day United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The map locates the British Colonies, Florida extends past the Mississippi River, and the Southwest is labeled Nouveau Mexique. This issue has the route of the Spanish galleons added, and the title in Latin along the top margin. A very nice example of this important map
References: Tooley [Amer] #51; Schwartz & Ehrenberg Plt. 82; cf Cummings (SE) #137; Martin & Martin plt.17.
Beautiful and early impression that is remarkably dark and still exhibiting layout lines in text. Fine original hand coloring. Darkening in margins likely from framing. A trace of soiling on map, still very good.