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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


  • Creation: 1718


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Sheets : 1 map ; 1 inset map ; hand colored ; 65 x 49 cm, on sheet 75 x 57 cm

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Scale [1:4,750,000]. Scale listed as "de cent lieues Francois". Relief shown pictorially. Includes note on bottom center margin, "Chez l'Auteur de Sr. Delisle sur de Quay de l'Horloge avec Privlege dur Roy Juin 1718". Oriented north to the top. Includes illustrations and table of reference explaining illustrations. Includes subtitle, "Dressee sur un grand nombre de Memoires entrau tres sur ceux de Mr le MairePar Guill. aume De Lifle del'Academic R.le des Sciences".

Includes inset of "Carte Particuliere des Embouchures de la Rivie S Louis et de la Mobile", includes inset scale, "de 25 tieues comunes". Includes note, "Ph. Buache P.G.d.R. d. l'A.R.d.S.Genre de l'Auteur. Avec Privlege dur 30 Au. 1745".


Paris : Guillaume De L'Isle and Philippe Bauch, 1718

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121