Poussin, Guillaume Tell


Scarce French antique chart of the Florida Territory with proposed canals


Carte Generale de la Floride et du Delta du Mississippi presentant le trace du Canal project de l'Ocean Atlantique au Golfe du Mexique, a travers l'Isthme des Florides…


Beautiful antique chart of the United States Gulf Coast extending from the Atchafalaya River, past Bayou Lafourche and the Mississippi passes in Louisiana, Mobile Bay, Alabama, to the Florida east coast including most of what was then known as the Florida Territories (1822 - 1845). A scarce engraved French hydrographic chart by French cartographer Guillaume Tell Poussin from 1834.

Insets include the following areas:
Fig. 1. Entrance to St. John's River. "Entrée du Fleuve St. Jean". (Includes Fort George Island, Talbot Island and a feature noted as "General's Mount".)
Fig. 2. Vicinity of Fernandina Beach and upper Amelia Island. "Entrée de la Rade et de la Riviere St. Marie".
Fig. 3. Plan of St. Augustine, Florida . "Entrée orientale du Port St. Augustine". (Includes the Matanzas River and Anastasia Island.)

Noted features include Lake Pontchartrain; New Orleans; Madisonville; Chandeleur Sound; Dauphin Island; Canal du Santa Rosa; Choctawahatchee Bay; Cape San Blas; Appalachicola Bay; Tallahassee; Cumberland Island; Tampa Bay; and Cape Canaveral. Includes boundaries and notations relating to the Seminole American Indian tribe. Dotted lines show the projected route of two proposed canals linking the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Twin detailed elevation profiles at bottom are keyed alphabetically to the canal routes.

Published in: "Travaux d'ameliorations interieures projetes ou executes par le Gouvernement General des Etats-Unis d'Amerique, de 1824 a 1831"; par Guillaume-Tell Poussin … Atlas. Paris, Anselin, Libraire, pour l'art militaire, les sciences et les arts, rue Dauphine, No. 36, dans le passage Dauphine. Carilian-Goeury, Libraire, des ponts et chaussees et des mines, Quai des Augustins, No. 41. 1834. Text in French. Plate # 7.

CREATOR: Poussin, Guillaume Tell



BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Mexico

CONDITION: Very Good.  A handsome example. Copperplate engraving on wove paper with minimum 1 inch margins all around. Very light stain toward upper margin. One vertical fold, as issued.

COLORING: Attractive hand color.


SIZE: 25 " x 18 "




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