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John Senex:  A Map of Louisiana And Of The River Mississipi . . . .

Maps of Midwest America (Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio)


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Title: A Map of Louisiana And Of The River Mississipi . . . .

Map Maker: John Senex

Place / Date: London / 1721

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 23 x 19.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $3,600.00

Inventory ID: 50737


Description:

One of the First English Maps to Focus on the Interior Parts of North America

Fine example of Senex's map of Louisiana, based upon Nicolas De Fer's map of 1715 and the more widely disbursed and highly influential Guillaume De L'Isle map of 1718, which was the first map to name Texas (Tejas).

The map portrays a bold image of the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys, as well as an early look at the great rivers flowing from the West, most notably, the Missouri River, Kansas River, Arkansas River and Red River, as well as the Rio Grande River, shown extending well into the modern day Wyoming area.

The map retains the outstanding detail of De L'Isle's map, but includes English nomenclature and translations for most of the notes. The map extends west to the Rio Grande and provides an excellent depiction of Mississippi, Missouri and other major rivers and tributaries in the region, based upon contemporary knowledge.

There are a number of annotations throughout the map, including notes on early exploration and settlement, Spanish trade with the Indians (Gold on the Upper Missouri!), and early routes of the Spanish and French explorers in the region. Florida is depicted as an Archipelago. Many Indian Villages are shown, along with the Promiscuous Nations and Nations Destroyed. Chicagou appears on Lake Michigan. Many early mines and forts are depicted. 

The first English map to incorporate the landmark maps of De Fer (1715) and De L'Isle (1718).


Condition Description: Minor discoloration at centerfold.


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