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Map of French Louisiana, 1718

Map of French Louisiana, 1718

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, GEOGRAPHY AND MAP DIVISION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Map of French Louisiana. French Louisiana (in New France) in North America, centred on the Mississippi and its tributaries. The Great Lakes and British colonies, Florida, and Spanish New Mexico, are all shown. Numerous Native American tribes are named and ancient pre-Columbian sites such as Cahokia ('Ancien Village de Illinois'). The inset shows the Mississippi Delta on the Gulf of Mexico, and the colony of Fort Louis (Mobile-Tensaw delta). Explorers and their routes given on the map include: Cavelier (La Salle), St Denis and Hernando de Soto. Published in Paris in 1718 by French cartographer Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726).

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