A Map of New France Containing Canada, Louisiana, in North America


Moll’s map of New France.  The map provides an especially detailed look at the regions between the Appalachians and the Rio Grande River, with a lengthy annotation from Moll on the name changes made by the French in the region, as well as annotations relating to La Salle’s explorations in Texas. The Mississippi and its Eastern tributaries are pushed far to the west and somewhat distorted. Many Indian Tribes and early forts and other settlements are noted throughout the map.

Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) was one of the most important London mapmakers in the first half of the eighteenth century.