"Carte de la Louisiane, et de la Floride", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Colonial Southern United States
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: L'Histoire Philosophique et Politique…
Color: Hand Color
8.4 x 12.8 inches
21.3 x 32.5 cm
This is the more decorative version of this interesting map of the American south and the Mississippi river valley. The map extends from Charleston, South Carolina west to include New Orleans and north into Illinois. In this French-produced map Louisiana extends to the Appalachian Mountains bordering the southern colonies. The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers are well delineated. Florida is shown with its panhandle extending west to include Mobile and Biloxi. Locates Charles Town, Savannah, St. Augustine, Mobile, Pensacola, and several far western settlements and forts in the frontier. A small inset provides details of the Missouri River. The title cartouche is topped bedecked with an urn and garlands.
There is some light creasing at right and minor soiling confined to the blank margins.