Les costes aux environs de la Riviere de Misisipi decouvertes par M. de la Salle en 1683 et reconnues par M. le Chevallier d’Iberville en 1698 et 1699, 1701

Nicolas de Fer, Les costes aux environs de la Riviere de Misisipi decouvertes par M. de la Salle en 1683 et reconnues par M. le Chevallier d’Iberville en 1698 et 1699, Paris, 1701, Map #93756, Map Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin, TX.
The map identifies the border between Spanish and French claims in North America.
La Salle’s search for the mouth of the Mississippi River is noted on the map. The text describes the area of the Bay of St. Louis where La Salle set foot on land and built a fort in 1685.
The inland route of La Salle is marked with the notation that “La Salle came from the Bay of St. Louis until this village.” Spanish territory is shown extending past the Tropic of Cancer, and a notation indicates the path the Spaniards took to travel to the Bay of St. Louis.
Numerous American Indian villages are located throughout territory claimed by France. A notation in French indicates that the various native nations speak different languages and are in frequent disagreement.
The map’s title block illustrates the mutiny against and murder of La Salle by Pierre Duhaut (left), and the subsequent killing of Duhaut by La Salle loyalists (right).
The map contains geographic inaccuracies, such as the bent shape of Florida’s peninsula.
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