Florida Called by ye French Louisiana
Copper engraving with original outline colour drawn and published by Hermann Moll as part of his Atlas Minor, or a New and Curious Set of Sixty-Two Maps ... Agreeable to Modern History, 1729.
Image size: 8 3/4" x 11" approx., plus borders.
Generally good condition throughout, a firm impression with clear colouring. A very slight staining to left-hand quarter.
Effectively, as its full title hints, this is a map of historic Louisiana, incidentaly including Florida at its south-eastern extent. It extends west to the Mexico border, and north up the Mississippi and St. Louis rivers as far as 'Ilinese'. The Louisiana territory was purchased by the United States from France in 1803. The U.S. paid a total sum of 15 million dollars (less than 3 cents per acre, i.e. $233 million in 2011 dollars, less than 42 cents per acre).