"Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Caroline et la Virginie, par le Sr. d Anville", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Colonial Southeast United States
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 18.8 inches
57.9 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 shown at the Alatamaha ou George R, and Georgia is not delineated, but is named (Georgie). In the left border 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 (Atlases) #647-48; cf. Sellers and Van Ee #1408.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with a few faint spots and light printer's ink residue. What appears to be toning along the centerfold is actually show-through of the backstrap on verso.