Auction 149, Lot 171

"Cours du Mississipi et la Louisiane…", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Colonial Central United States, Mississippi River

Period: 1749 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Portatif, Universel et Militaire…

Color: Hand Color

6.4 x 8.4 inches
16.3 x 21.3 cm

This interesting, small map is focused on the Mississippi River Valley and extends to Michigan and the northern Plains. The colonies 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: B+

Watermarked paper with minor toning and a few faint damp stains primarily in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014