Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi Seu Provinciae Ludovicianae A R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss In America Septentrionali Anno 1687 . .
- Type of resource
- Nuremberg, [ca. 1720]
- Digital origin
- reformatted digital
- 1 map : hand colored ; 22.5 x 19 in
- cartographic image
- Map data
- Scale not determined
The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection is an actively growing collection of digital scans created from the content that has passed through the map dealership of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc. The content focuses primarily on Western European and North American cartographers and printers dating from the late 1400’s to the 1950’s.
- Striking full color example of Homann's map of the Course of the Mississipp River, based upon the reports of Hennepin, who explored the upper Mississippi and Great Lakes regions as a Jesuit Missionary in the late 1600s. The map follows the work of De L'Isle in his seminal map covering the same region. The Mississippi is oddly misprojected, with the Ohio and several other rivers splitting to the east and tracking near a vignette showing Idnians hunting long horn buffalo. The western rivers, including the Missouri, are equally inaccurate. The map shows a number of explorers routes throughout the Southwest and Louisiana and annotations regarding various regions. Many Indian Tribes and early forts named. Florida is an archipelago. Nice detail in Texas. One of the most interesting and decorative regional maps of America from the period.
- Map shows Southwest, Plains, Texas, Southeast, Midwest, South, United States.
- Goss 49; Cumming 170; McCorckle 720.1; Sellers & Van Ee 102; Day 401; Lowery 475; Wheat 144.
- Available online
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