MAP of Part of WEST FLORIDA from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to show the proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi
As designated by the 1763 Treaty of Paris the western boundary of West Florida was the Mississippi River. This was later contested by France and Spain and eventually adjusted eastward. The “proper spot for settlement” is the current location of Baton Rouge. The inset plan demarcates lots and building placements.
A map of certain areas around the present day Gulf of Mexico and a proposed plan for a new settlement along the banks of the Mississippi as an inset. Coordinates and scale calculated from the maps graticule and scale bar.
1 map ; 18 x 34 cm
-91.071; -86.612; 29.000; 31.000
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v.42, February 1772, opposite pg. 64
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