Reproduced from an engraving in the Cornell University Library, this map depicts Colonial America circa 1718 as drawn by a French cartographer Guillaume de L’Isle. This reproduction map makes a stunning addition to your home or office décor and an excellent gift for history buffs.
- Measures 17.25"H X 23"W
- Reproduced from an engraving in the Cornell University Library
- Color print on text-weight book quality printer paper
- Unframed; ships in a protective tube
- Made in the USA
Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi is recognized by all historians of cartography as one of the most important maps of America. Drawn by Guillaume de L’Isle, it was the first to use Texas as a place name, its depiction of the Mississippi valley is strikingly accurate, and it was the earliest map to show the routes of such early explorers as DeSoto, Cavelier, Tonty and Denis. Click Here to view the original in the online Collections of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.