Florida French Louisiana forts Indian tribes silver mines c.1732 old rare mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Called ye French Louisiana &c.
(Florida / Texas / Louisiana / etc.)
Issued London, c. 1732 by Thomas & John Bowles for Herman Moll.
Lovely antique engraved map with original outline hand color.
As noted by William Cumming, a very early depiction of the roads and trading paths leading from Carolina westward. Some of these routes are dated, such as Mr. Cavellier in 1687, Mr. S. Denis in 1715, S. Den. in 1713, etc. Numerous forts are located, as are mountains and rivers, mines (including silver mines of Caovila in Mexico), etc. Bahamas and Cuba are seen at bottom right corner, moving westward across to encompass modern-day Texas.
In VG or better condition, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Excellent example with fine age patina.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 13" W x 9" H
Engraved area measures c. 10 1/2" W x 7 3/4" H.
Small oblong Folio.
Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps, 201 (noting the addition of the name "Georgia" to this 1732 issue).
Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers , Vol. 3, pg. 268.
David Rumsey Map Collection, #5580.054