"Carte de la Louisiane, et de la Floride", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Colonial Southern United States
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre
Color: Hand Color
8.4 x 12.7 inches
21.3 x 32.3 cm
This handsome map of the American Southeast and the Mississippi River Valley extends from Charleston, South Carolina west to include New Orleans and north into southern 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. Six distance scales fill the Gulf of Mexico. Engraved by Andre.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a light stain in Louisiana. There is minor show-through of old manuscript text on verso that gives an accounting of purchases for items such as a blanket, robe and wool.