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1718 Map of French Louisiana (Carte de la Louisiane)

1718 Map of French Louisiana (Carte de la Louisiane)

Regular price $225.00 USD
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This handsome 48" x 36" map by French cartographer Guillaume de l'Isle, published in 1718, was to be a seminal map of what would eventually become the United States.


*We take pride in the careful crafting of our fine prints. Please allow two weeks for production & delivery. 


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Based on the best available information of the day, including reports from French explorers La Salle, D'Iberbille and Saint-Denis (whose explorations are depicted on the map), this depiction of the Louisiana Territory is remarkable for it's accuracy (for its time - 1718). From a modern perspective, it's also rather delightful for how much is not quite correct... or very much off-base. 

The map is printed on Arches BFK Rives 100% Cotton Rag paper, handmade at the Blanchet Frères & Kléber paper mill in Rives, France on a traditional cylinder paper mould. The subtle pattern of the paper fibers is faintly visible, and lends a nice cloth-like appearance to the whole map. Detail is exceptionally well-rendered considering the age of the original. 

* NOTE: This is a carefully crafted print of the highest quality, but it is not the original work.

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