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Plan of New Orleans the Capital of Louisiana: With the Disposition of Its Quarters and Canals as They Have Been Traced by Mr. De la Tour in the Year 1720

Jefferys, Thomas
Format
Map; Online
Published
[London] : Nov: 1759. Published according to Act of Parliament by T. Jefferys at Charing Cross Price 2d., [November 1759]
Language
English
Variant Title
Inset (upper right), title: Course of the Mississippi River, from Bayagoulas to the Sea
Inset (lower right), title: East Mouth of the Mississippi, with the Plan of Fort La Balise which defends the Entrance and Channel of that River
Cartographic Info
Scales vary (W 91°27'00"--W 88°54'00"/N 30°30'00"--N 28°58'00").
Series
American Maps
Description
1 map with 2 insets : copperplate engraving, hand-colored ; 34 x 49 cm
Notes
  • Early English plan of New Orleans by Thomas Jefferys.
  • The map shows a detailed plan of New Orleans, at the start of the French & Indian War, providing a detailed overview of the town, including street names, building locations and the names of important public locations, civilian and military, with a inset key of other place names in the upper left corner. The four major roads into New Orleans are also shown, along with a detailed study of the Mississippi River in two insets on the right side of the map.
  • Largely based on the original manuscript plan of the city drafted by Le Blond de la Tour in 1722, and draws also upon Bellin's plan of 1744.
  • Jefferys' map includes several interesting and important details that Mr. de la Tour's map lacked or were constructed after his manuscript was constructed, having primarily to do with flood control, which had been an important problem for the French from the initial years of the City. On the banks of the Mississippi, Jefferys notes a "Bank to preserve the Town from the Inundation." -- Cf. Magill, J.T. Charting Louisiana, entry 170, p. 295.
  • Scales vary: New Orleans scale approximately 1:12,000, River Mississippi scale approximately 1:792,000, East Mouth scale approximately 1:42,000.
  • Relief shown pictorially. Sounding depths are given (British Fathoms).
  • Imprint in lower margin.
  • "Pa. 148." in upper right corner.
  • Published in "The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North And South America" (London, 1760) and in editions of Faden's "North American Atlas".
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: A 1734 .A547 no. 38: Thirtieth and last title (sheet hand-numbered 38) in a bound collection of maps with spine title "American Atlas." Bound in marbled paper covered boards. Leather backstrip and corners. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Area Table 763-355 1759 Jefferys: Uncolored map. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.
Series Statement
[American maps ; v. 5, no. 31]
Cited in
Magill, J.T. Charting Louisiana, entry 170
Phillips, P.L. List of maps of America, p. 495
Seller, J. Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789, entry 1677
Shirley, R. Maps in the atlases of the British Library, T.FAD-2(a) 47
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