ES 551 Title Map

Map of Louisiana (1765)

Map of "Louisiana as formerly claimed by France, now containing part of British America to the east & Spanish America to the west of the Mississippi." This map was issued as a result of the French and Indian War, and it depicts the state of geographical knowledge of the Mississippi basin as known in the middle 18th century prior to the American Revolution. Published in the London Magazine, June, 1765. The locations of main rivers and Indian tribes and villages are of particular interest. Original map in the private collection of J.S. Aber. Click on the small map to see a large version in full detail.


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