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D'ANVILLE, J.B.D. - Carte de la Louisiane.

D'ANVILLE, J.B.D. - Carte de la Louisiane.
Carte de la Louisiane. - D'ANVILLE, J.B.D.
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Title : Carte de la Louisiane..
Map maker : D'ANVILLE, J.B.D..
Date : Paris, 1752.
Size : 20.3 x 36.3 inches. / 51.5 x 92.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :This map provides an accurate rendition of the lower Mississippi, the Arkansas, the Red, the Osage, and the lower Missouri rivers. Thomas Jefferson bought seven maps by Anville in 1787, and although the titles of the maps he acquired are not known, Jefferson must have been familiar with Anville's maps of North America, including Carte de la Louisiane. In a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin relating to a newly commissioned map of North America, Jefferson discussed the use of Anville as a reference for the lower Mississippi basin. Jefferson may not have owned Carte de la Louisiane, however, since Meriwether Lewis was still trying to obtain a copy of an Anville map in Philadelphia shortly before starting out on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782) engraved his first map at age fifteen and produced many maps of high quality throughout his career. He became the finest cartographer of his time and carried on the French school of cartography developed by the Sanson and the de L'Isle families.

Condition : Nice and dark printing on heavy paper. Two visible creases on the left part of the map. The lower left margin appears age-toned. Otherwise in very good condition.

ID: 99178

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