Item #4256 Course of the River Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres. Lt. J./ SAYER ROSS, R.

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First Collectible Map of the Lower Mississippi River
[London, 1775]

Course of the River Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres.

44 ¼ x 13 ½ in.(2 sheets joined), Original outline color; light marginal staining, fold reinforcement, still bright, excellent example overall.

Tall, striking work based on the first official survey of the lower Mississippi River done in 1763. The map extends north to just below St. Louis. It provides considerable detail for the New Orleans area and shows Baton Rouge and Lake Pontchartrain. The map is significant for its delineation of British gains during the French and Indian Wars and for establishing the future western boundary of what would become the United States.

* Sellers and Van Ee, no. 781; Stevens and Tree, 31.

Price: $3,000.00

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