Depicts the Short-Lived Region of "Neu Orleans"
"Charte von den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America mit Luisiana", Pluth, F.
Subject: Eastern United States
Period: 1818 (dated)
Publication: Verkleinerter Hand-Atlas
Color: Hand Color
16.3 x 11.7 inches
41.4 x 29.7 cm
This is a scarce and very interesting map of the United States in the early part of the nineteenth century. There is a huge Indiana Territory taking in the region from Pennsylvania to the Mississippi River. Sandwiched between Indiana Territory and Kentucky is an unnamed region, likely associated with Virginia. Georgia extends to the Mississippi and is filled with Indian place names. Louisiana Territory has a division marked at about 41 deg. N, but there is no explanation on the boundary. In the southern part of Louisiana is the rarely seen and short-lived region of Neu Orleans occupying most of present-day Louisiana. Southern Florida and the Bahamas are detailed in an inset below the title.
A nice example with a few tiny worm holes and tracks that are only visible when held up to light.