[Louisiana, Mississippi] Seutter, Accurata Delineatio celeberrimae Regionis Ludovicianae... Augsburg, circa 1730. Original body color, cartouche BW as issued. Brownish stain near centerfold, else VG. Inset map upper left of the Gulf Coast from the Mississippi delta to the Florida panhandle. Seutter's version of de Fer's 1718 map. The intricate cartouche satirizes the Mississippi Bubble which arose from French Finance Minister John Law's scheme to colonize the Louisiana region. Fortune pours riches from a cornucopia while putti blow bubbles. Speculators on one side buy shares while on the other side defrauded investors contemplate suicide. McCorkle 730.3. $3,000.00
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