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1740Seutter, MatthaeusNuremberAccurata Delineatio Celeberrimae Regionis Ludovicianae vel Gallice Louisiane ol. Canadae et Floridae Adpellatione in Septemtrionali America Descriptae quae Hodie Nomine Fluminis Mississippi vel St. Louis ...$3,450 Picture

A copper plate engraved map, with hand colored wash.

Size: 19-1/2 inches X 22-1/2 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, strong engravings and vivid hand colored wash. Archivally framed in a 2 inch carved gold frame, outside dimensions 30-1/4 inches X 33 inches.

Inset map of the Louisiana coastline, from the Mississippi Delta to Florida. Published 50 years after Guillaume Deslisle's landmark map of 1703 "Carte de Mexique et de la Floride", Matthew Suetter's version of Louisiana does not include California and features several insets not seen on Deslisle's original.

This beautiful map of North America from the east coast to Spanish-controlled New Mexico illustrates the French territory of Louisiana. The map shows the locations of man European and Indian settlements, as well as major roads and geographical features throughout the continent.

The elaborate cartouche represents the results of the Mississippi Company. The cartouche is an allegory of John Law's Mississippi Land Bubble scheme, showing men in despair committing suicide by sword and rope, and by falling out of trees. Here, the wealthy investors are illustrated buying stocks from winged cherubs while standing to the left of a statue of Faith, who is pouring riches out of a large cornucopia. Several more cherubs are seated, cutting piles of paper into stock shares. To the right of the statue, a group of impoverished, cheated investors watches sadly as a cherub dangles an empty purse before them. Small children are blowing soap bubbles from pipes.

References: The Cartography of North America, Plate CXVII, Pierluigi Portinaro and Franco Knirsch, White Star Edizones, Vercelli, 1987; Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 4 Page 150, Seutter, Matthaus, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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