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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Collot, George Henri Victor; Tardieu, P.F.
Date:
1796
Short Title:
Map of the Missouri; of the higher parts of the Mississippi.
Publisher:
Arthus Bertrand
Paris
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
49
Obj Width cm:
45
Scale 1:
8,500,000
Note:
This was the first map to show the results of the expedition of J.B. Trudeau from 1794 to 1796. It is also one of the most important late Eighteenth Century maps showing the Transmississippi West and is highly praised (and illustrated) by Wheat: "an important intermediate cartographic step between Soulard's highly rudimentary showing of the Missouri Basin, and the excellent charts of the river as far as the Mandan Villages drawn by McKay and Evans."
Reference:
P1214-29; Streeter 1789; Eberstadt 137-132; Buck 48; Sabin 14460; WC 31a:2a; Howes C601; Wheat 236; Karrow 1-1228.
State/Province:
U.S. West
Region:
Northwest U.S.
Full Title:
Map of the Missouri; of the higher parts of the Mississippi; and of the elevated Plain, where the Waters divide, which run, Eastward into the River St. Lawrence; North East into Hudson's Bay; North North West into the Frozen Sea; and South into the Gulf of Mexico. To which is added Mackenzie's track in 1789. PL. 29.
List No:
4664.019
Series No:
19
Publication Author:
Collot, George Henri Victor; Tardieu, P.F.
Pub Date:
1796
Pub Title:
A Journey in North America, containing a Survey of the Countries watered by the Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, and other Affluing Rivers; with Exact Observations on the Course and Soundings of these Rivers; and on the Towns, Villages, Hamlets, and Farms of that Part of the New World; followed by Philosophical, Political, Military and Commercial Remarks, and by a Projected Line of Frontiers and General Limits. Illustrated by an Atlas of 36 Maps, etc. By Gen. V. Callot, late in the French Service, and Governor of Guadeloupe.
Pub Reference:
P1214; Streeter 1789; Eberstadt 137-132; Buck 48; Sabin 14460; WC 31a:2a; Howes C601; Wheat 236; Karrow 1-1228.
Pub Note:
This group of maps appears in Collot's "Journey in North America..." They are some of the earliest maps of the Ohio River valley (in great detail) and the Mississippi River valley. Sabin notes: "This work was printed both in French and English, but not published, at the time of General Collot's death, which happened in 1805. More than twenty years afterwards, the whole impression came into the hands of M. Bertrand...The journey was undertaken in 1796, at the request of Adet..." The work was published in 1826, but engraved and printed in 1805 based on a journey in 1796. The strange delay in publishing is explained best in Wagner Camp. The atlas and two text volumes are superlatively rare (Howes "dd", Eberstadt: "extraordinarily rare").
Pub List No:
4664.000
Pub Type:
National Atlas
Pub Maps:
22
Image No:
4664019
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 1998
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Map of the Missouri; of the higher parts of the Mississippi; and of the elevated Pla…