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[An untitled manuscript map in French depicting the Mississippi River valley from the Gulf of Mexico to the Illinois River in the north and tracing the Wabash and Ohio Rivers in the northeast .]

[An untitled manuscript map in French depicting the Mississippi River valley from the Gulf of Mexico to the Illinois River in the north and tracing the Wabash and Ohio Rivers in the northeast .]

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Date: 1683?]
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The Mississippi River is labelled "Fleuve Missisipi ou Colbert."
This map was probably used by Coronelli in his preparation of an improved terrestrial globe for presentation to Louis XIV by Cardinal César d'Estrées, ca. 1683, see the text of the note on the right of the map, "La Rivière Ohio ou Belle rivière ainsi appelée pour sa beauté..." which also appears on Coronelli's globe (see also Pelletier reference).
Includes identification of locations and text in ink. Latitude and longitude figures appear in ink and pencil along upper and left margins although they do not correspond to modern measurements.
Includes two significant blocks of text: "La Rivière Ohio..." (above) and "L'embouchúre du fleuve Missisipi, que M. de La Salle a descendu le premier iusques a la Mer, ou il arrive le 7 Avril 1682 avec le P. Zenobe Recolles missionaire...du nom de Rio Escondido."
Relief shown pictorially.
The map is illustrated in ink and wash with the following vignettes counterclockwide from bottom: native peoples building a boat from felled trees; a roofed structure; a grove of trees; beds; native peoples flipping over an alligator with a pole, and then attacking it with clubs and arrows near a roofed structure; and a small herd of buffalo, labelled "Pisikious ou Boeffs Sauvagees."
The Mississippi River is shown flowing into the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The Rivière Ouabache (Wabash) is shown separated from the Ohio.
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1 map : ms. ; on sheet 51 x 66 cm.
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Scale not given.
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BRBL_00717
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Object ID: 15830273
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