Louisiana, as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the East in SpanishAmerica to the West of Mississippi map, by Thomas Kitchin, published in the London Magazine, for R. Baldwin, Vol. 34, opp. pg. 276, June 1765. Copper plate engraving with hand coloring depicting the Louisianaterritory, center, and the surrounding areas including the Country of New Mexico, lower left, and Native American territory, including Cherokees and Creeks, designated as "Upper Cherakees [sic]", "Lower Cherakees [sic]", "Upper Creeks", and "Lower Creeks", along with other tribes, right. Citiesand towns, including New Orleans, bodies of water, and other points of interest including "Country full of Mines" are labeled. Compass rose, scale of miles, and title cartouche, lower right.Map surrounded by scale notations and line border. Secured to a mat with two pieces of white archival tape, top left and right edge. Sheet – 8 3/8" H x 9 5/8" W. Sight – 7 1/4" H x 9 3/8" W. Mat – 11 1/8" H x 13 3/4" W. Third quarter 18th century. CONDITION: Light toning, few minute foxing spots. Few tears, largest 1/4", to fold lines. Two areas of loss, largest 1 1/4" x 1/4", to corners of sheet. Pencil inscription en verso. David Lloyd Swift ink stamp indicates that the map was professionally deacidifiedin March 1998.
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