"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.
A nice example with a tiny smudge near New Orleans.