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HOMANN, J.B. - Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi,.. Provinciae Ludovicianae. . .

HOMANN, J.B. -  Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi,.. Provinciae Ludovicianae. . .
Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi,.. Provinciae Ludovicianae. . . - HOMANN, J.B.
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Title : Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi,.. Provinciae Ludovicianae. . ..
Map maker : HOMANN, J.B..
Date : Nuremberg, 1720.
Size : 19.1 x 22.8 inches. / 48.5 x 58.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Attractive map of present-day U.S. from Nouveau Mexico to the Atlantic, centering on the French province of Louisiana, with the English colonies and Spanish Florida indicated: fine representations of a buffalo, the Niagara Falls, a Longhorn bull and beaver colony.
Louis Hennepin, who explored the Great Lakes area and claimed to have reached the mouth of the Mississippi, is depicted in a cartouche. Hennepin's purported route and those of other explorers appear on the map.
Homann's model for his map was Delisle's important "Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi" of 1718. Delisle's labeling of the territory west of the Appalachians as "La Louisiane" assumed a French proprietorship that provoked angry protests from the Spanish and British governments.
With an early notation of the "Texas," seen in the legend reading "Mission de las Teyas, etablie en 1716" near present-day San Antonio. Routes of early explorers are shown and dated. The New Mexico pueblos are named as far north as Taos, as are the locations of Indian tribes and of many early settlements.
Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps, no.170, Goss, Mapping of North America, map 49.
Condition : Some very slight marginal browning. In near to mint condition.

ID: 22417

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