Detail View: Touchton Map Library: Pais Cedes, Sheet 1st. containing the coast of Louisiana and Florida. By Thos. Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. This rare pair of charts was the forerunner of Jefferys' 1775 edition titled "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana and "The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida....". A cursory comparison of the two editions shows a couple of important differences. The coastline west of the Mississippi delta is marked "A Flat Coast little known" and the Florida Peninsula is lacking solid coastlines with the interior a mass of interconnected waterways. The maps are traced with manuscript rhumb lines that appear to be contemporary with the issuance of the maps.

Accession Number: 
L2019.041.001.001
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Pais Cedes, Sheet 1st. containing the coast of Louisiana and Florida. By Thos. Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. This rare pair of charts was the forerunner of Jefferys' 1775 edition titled "The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana and "The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida....". A cursory comparison of the two editions shows a couple of important differences. The coastline west of the Mississippi delta is marked "A Flat Coast little known" and the Florida Peninsula is lacking solid coastlines with the interior a mass of interconnected waterways. The maps are traced with manuscript rhumb lines that appear to be contemporary with the issuance of the maps.