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[Central, southern U.S.] De Fer, Partie Meridionale de la Riviere Missisipi... Paris, 1718. 18 x 25. Old outline color. A few faint ink smudges, rust spot in Gulf of Mexico, else VG. State 2. Many changes from the rare 1715 first state including added captions and vignettes of scenes such as Indian villages, hunting and sailing ships. On the Illinois River the caption beneath Fort Crevecoeur now states it was constructed by La Salle in 1679. Now notes La Salle's failed 1685 expedition to the mouth of the Mississippi. Covers a vast area from New Mexico to the Great Lakes. Much details about Indian settlements. For comparison with the first edition see the De Fer first edition in our Catalog 34. Cumming, SE #169; Holland, Mississippi River, pp 96-100. Reserved

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