Course of the River Mississipi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the year 1765. By Lieut. (John) Ross of the 34th Regiment: Improved from the surveys of the river made by the French. London, printed for Robt. Sayer, no. 53 in Fleet Street, published as the Act directs, 1 June 1775.
A general atlas, describing the whole universe: being a complete collection of the most approved maps extant; corrected with the greatest care, and augmented from the latest discoveries. The whole being an improvement of the maps of D'Anville and Robert. Engraved in the best manner on sixty-two copper-plates, by Thomas Kitchin, Senior, and Others. London: printed For Robert Sayer, no. 53, Fleet-Street, (1790).
Course Of The River Mississipi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres.

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    • Publication Information:
      Robert Sayer, 1775.
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      David Rumsey Historical Map Collect
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    • Abstract:
      Engraved, hand col. map, printed on 2 sheets. Shows forts, Native American villages, quarries, mines, boundaries, fertile land, cane fields, etc. Relief shown pictorially; soundings in Gulf of Mexico. Includes descriptive notes and note on "Depths of the Mississipi." David Rumsey Collection copy mounted as 1 sheet. (W 92--W 89/N 38 11--N 29 15)
      Late issue. Many of the maps are double sheet. This atlas was later expanded to become the New Universal Atlas (see David Rumsey Collection copy). Some of these maps also appeared in the American Atlas by Jefferys. There are actually 23 large maps, on 35 connected sheets, produced from 62 copper plates. Maps are hand painted with outline and full color and bound in half leather tan marbled paper covered boards with "General Atlas" stamped in gold on the spine. Inscription inside front cover in pen-and-ink: R. Sayer pub, 53 Fleet ... 8th, 1791 ...
      P 4300; cf Smith, Maps of the 16th to 19th centuries in the University of Kansas Libraries, 123; Sellers, Maps and charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, 780 (various eds.); P-Maps, p. 439 (1772 and 1776 eds.)
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