"Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride, Dressez sur les Meilleures Observations & sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Colonial North America
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique...
Color: Black & White
20.4 x 15.9 inches
51.8 x 40.4 cm
This is a derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America and the West Indies. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Floride. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions: Santa Fe, Taos, and Acoma.
References: Martin & Martin, p. 93.
A dark impression with light toning, minor offsetting, and a tiny repaired pinhole in South America. There is a damp stain along the right edge of the sheet, well away from the image.