|Engraving accompanying Louis |
Hennepin's Nouvelle découverte d'un
grand pays... (1697), where Louisiana
is depicted as a land of plenty inhabited
by calumet-wielding Natives.
One of the gems of the exhibition, which runs until September 15th, is the lavishly illustrated manuscript of Marc-Antoine Caillot's "Relation du voyage de la Louisianne [sic] ou Nouvelle France fait par le Sr. Caillot en l'année 1730". Erin M. Greenwald, the curator responsible for this exhibition at HNOC, rediscovered it herself, edited it, and published it just this spring under the title A Company Man.
I wish I were in NOLA.