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Map or Atlas

Lovisiana by de Rivier Missisippi

Lovisiana by de Rivier Missisippi | Map or Atlas | Wisconsin Historical Society
Map showing the course of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico up past Lake Superior into Canada. It shows the towns, Native American tribes and land, forts, mines, mountains, lakes, and rivers. The land between Lake Michigan (here named Lake Illinois) and the Golf of Mexico is drastically condensed. The seal of the Mississippi Company appears near the upper left corner. The French coat of arms and a decorative border frames the title cartouche.
DESCRIPTION
Map showing the course of the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico up past Lake Superior into Canada. It shows the towns, Native American tribes and land, forts, mines, mountains, lakes, and rivers. The land between Lake Michigan (here named Lake Illinois) and the Golf of Mexico is drastically condensed. The seal of the Mississippi Company appears near the upper left corner. The French coat of arms and a decorative border frames the title cartouche.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:124790
Creation Date: 1720
Creator Name:Uniknown
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County:
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Collection Name:Map Collection
Genre:Map or Atlas
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:H GX875 1720 L
Original Dimensions:19 x 16 cm, on sheet 28 x 21 cm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
From Het Groot Taferell Der Dwaasheid [The Great Mirror of Folly], an account of the failed attempts of John Law to open Louisiana to trade, causing the Mississippi Bubble.
SUBJECTS
Mississippi River
Lakes
Michigan, Lake
Engraving
Cities and towns
Great Plains
Wisconsin
Mines and mineral resources
Maps
Mountains
Rivers
Superior, Lake
Military bases

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