"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: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Black & White
20.4 x 15.8 inches
51.8 x 40.1 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 superb impression on a sheet with a Strasburg Bend & Lily watermark. There is minor offsetting and a short centerfold separation confined to the top blank margin.