"Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Caroline et la Virginie…", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Colonial Southeast
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel…
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 18.8 inches
57.2 x 47.8 cm
This is an interesting Italian version of D'Anville's map of the Southeast. It is most notable for the incorrect boundaries showing a huge Louisiana extending eastward to include present-day Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. The boundary between the Carolinas and Florida is show at the Alatamaha ou George R, and Georgia does not yet exist. On the left part of the map is the note of Presidio Espagnol de la Prov. De Tecas in modern-day Texas. Good detail of towns and cities, Indian villages and tribes, rivers, portages, forts, harbors and early place names.
References: Phillips (A) #647-48; Sellers and Van Ee #1408.
Overall very good with a couple of faint spots in map, with a short, repaired tear in the lower left, just touching neatline. Minor color show-through on verso.