DARBY, WILLIAM. 1775-1854.
A Map of the State of Louisiana, with Parts of the State of Mississippi & Territory, of Alabama from Actual Survey. New York, & New Orleans: James Olmstead, & Benjamin Levy, .
Engraved map, hand-colored in outline, 805 x 1450 mm (if joined). Dissected in 32 sections and laid on linen.
A SCARCE AND IMPORTANT MAP, "the next significant contribution to Louisiana's cartographic development" (Ristow) following on from Lafon's maps of 1805 and 1806. In addition to the state of Louisiana the map includes much of the Mississippi Territory, and a small area of west Florida and eastern Texas.
The Olmstead and Levy issue was published to accompany the second edition of Darby's A Geographical Description of the State of Louisiana, 1816. The first edition was published, in the same year, by John Melish in Philadelphia. Phillips Maps p 372; Ristow p 142.
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