DE FER, Nicolas (1646-1720) Partie Meridionale de la Riviere de Missipi, et ses environs,...1718

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DE FER, Nicolas (1646-1720)
Partie Meridionale de la Riviere de Missipi, et ses environs, dans l’Amerique Septentrionale. Mis au jour par N. De Fer. Geographe de sa Majeste Catolique 1718.
Copper plate engraving
Paris, 1718
Cummings 169C – with Bernard imprint
21 ¾ x 30 inches

$18,000

 

One of the first uses of a map to stimulate investment, in this case via John Law’s French “Company of the West” and the money making potential of Louisiana. The 1715 state of this map predated De L’Isle’s famous map of 1718, but did not have the same political impact.

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