Jun 06, 2019 - Sale 2512

Sale 2512 - Lot 55

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
DE L'ISLE, GUILLAUME. Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi. Double-page engraved map of the Mississippi River watershed with an inset of the river's mouth. 20 1/2x27 1/2 inches sheet size, ample margins; original hand-color in outline; small stain at lower right, very edges archivally lined on verso, title in early ink to verso. Paris, 1718

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A rather nice example of what is "generally regarded as the main source of all later maps of the Mississippi . . . The first map with the name Texas" (Schwartz and Ehrenberg page 146). First state, not showing New Orleans.