[Gulf Coast] d'Anville, Carte de La Louisiane. Paris, 1752. 20¼ x 36¼. BW. A few dings at margin edges, one rust spot, else VG. Though not published until 1752, the map is based on surveys done by 1732. Nevertheless it is an excellent map. From Cabo del Norte on the Louisiana coast to Florida's Apalachicola River. Much detail noting water depth, forts and Indian villages. Attention is given to rivers, noting such detail as rapids along the Red River. The Alabama and Tombigbee extend above Mobile for many miles. A large inset follows the Mississippi to above its junction with the Illinois River, showing such information as Lake Peoria (L. Punitoui). Along the Missouri River names the Kansez Indians. Philips, Maps, p. 368 $1,800.00
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