SEUTTER, GEORGE MATTHAEUS. 1678-1757
Accurata delineatio celeberrimar Regionis Ludovicianae vel Gallice Louisiane ol. Canadea et Floridae ... fluminis Mississippi vel St. Louis.... [Augsburg: G.M.Suetter, 1730.] Hand-colored engraved map, 500 x 570 mm, trimmed close or just into platemark, centerfold reinforced and repaired near lower margin.
An attractive map of North America, the decorative cartouche illustrating the Mississippi Bubble financial crisis. Cherubs are preparing and selling shares of the Mississippi company, while on the left side of the cartouche eager buyers are literally falling out of the trees to buy the stock, while on the right side a group of destitute men plead with the cherubs and contemplate suicide.
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