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L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Carte de la Louisiane et du cours du Mississippi, 1718

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 2, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-011
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries

Dates: 1718

Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles : du cours et des environs de la Riviere de Mississipi [sic], dressée sur ungrand nombre de memoires principalemt. sur ceux de d'Iberville et le Sueur, 1703

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 7, Section: 2
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-013
Scope and Contents

"Europeans had a more precise understanding of North America and the Caribbean by the early 18th century. Guillaume De L’Isle drew on earlier French expeditions into the continental interior to create the first accurate map of the Mississippi River. His use of color falsely implies fixed borders between competing European and indigenous peoples." -- Mapping the “New World”: Highlights from the Paul Schott Stevens Collection

Dates: 1703