"Carte de la Floride, de la Louisiane, et Pays Voisins", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Colonial United States
Period: 1757 (dated)
Publication: Abrege de l' Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Black & White
11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm
Finely engraved and detailed map of French Louisiana extending from the Great Lakes and Michigan to the Gulf of Mexico and from Nouveau Mexique to the middle of Florida. The Mississippi flows dramatically down the center of the map with tributaries including the Ohio River, (l'Oyo ou la Belle), Missouri and the Riviere de Moingona in the area of modern-day Des Moines. The map is filled with many Indian names, missions, forts and early settlements. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche.
References: Sellers & Van Ee #75.