"Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Caroline et la Virginie, par le Sr. d Anville", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Colonial Southern United States
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Black & White
22.6 x 18.7 inches
57.4 x 47.5 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. First state.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #647-48; cf. Sellers and Van Ee #1408.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with a few minor spots. There are several short tears along the centerfold that have been professionally repaired, with a minor amount of image replaced in facsimile.