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18th Century French Map of Texas, Mexico and the Southwest, etc.

Decorative map of the Southwest, Texas, the southern United States, Mexico and Central America.

Includes excellent detail in Texas and along the Rio Grande River, Rio Colorado and Gila. A number of early settlements and Indian tribes shown.

From the Atlas Moderne.

Jean Lattré Biography

Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.