Auction 122, Lot 221

"Cours du Mississipi et la Louisiane", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Central United States, Mississippi River

Period: 1749 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif, Universel et Militaire…

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 8.5 inches
16.5 x 21.6 cm

This interesting, small map is focused on the Mississippi River Valley and extends to Michigan. The colonial extensions of Florida and Carolina are shown on the right. The map includes a portion of the Gulf Coast, with New Orleans located and a town of Teijas named in preset-day Texas. A note nearby records the presence of the French explorer La Salle in 1685, just a couple of years before his murder at the hands of a mutinous follower in 1687.

References: Pedley #471.

Condition: A

A nice example with a tiny smudge near New Orleans.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/5/2007