LAFON, Barthelemy (1769-1820) Carte Generale du Territoire D'Orléans ... 1806
LAFON, Barthelemy (1769-1820)
Carte Generale du Territoire D'Orléans Comprenant auffi la Floride Occidentale et une Portion du Territoire du Mississippi...
[General Map of the Territory of Orleans also including West Florida and a portion of the Mississippi Territory...]
Paris: Charles Piquet, 1806; William Harrison, engraver.
Copper plate engraved map in four sections
Watermark of Thomas Amies, Mill Creek Lower Marion, PA.
33 ¾ inches x 49 inches; 86 cm x 126 cm
The western boundary of “Louisiana” was famously ambiguous, but no one had a good map of the eastern part either until La Fon’s magnificent foundational survey. The detail he captured of this most important border region was surpassed only by the difficulty of the terrain. The most important map of Louisiana ever to come on the market, one of only four known examples.