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Fine full color example of JA Dezauche's edition of Guillaume De L'Isle's monumental map, which has been significantly revised to reflect the creation of the newly independent United States of America (Etats Unis D'Amerique).

De L'Isle's Carte du Mexique, first published in 1703 is widely regarded as one of the most influential maps in the history of American Cartography. This updated version of the map, published by Dezauche (one of De L'Isle's successors) in 1783, is the first edition to identify the United States boundaries. The US is shown extending westward to the Mississippi, and the boundaries of the various European colonies are identified in various outline colors.

The map's original treatment of Texas, the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Valley are all of great cartographic importance. Florida is shown as an archipelago.

This is one of the earliest editions of the map to reference the newly formed United States (Etats Unis) in the title.

Reference
Tooley, French Mapping of America 53.