Part of the Antique Maps series by Split Eyed Productions, Mississippi River Basin of the 1700s is a large scale map of the region during the 18th century. It is presented as both a single large 4.5MB jpg, 5756px by 5659px of glorious map porn. A sliced version of the image, in nine pieces is also provided, providing for easier printing of the piece.
Now, like all good map porn, it is of most interest to game masters. It is a sepia-toned piece showing roads, rivers, hills mountains and and city, river, and region names in the original French. It identifies the territories of the Apaches and Osages, Pays Des Apache, Pays De Osages. (It was after-all, French territory until the Louisiana purchase, and held by the First nations before that.) The French place names, done in a flourished script, provide an interesting view of the territory, it would be of use to GM?s playing a historical campaign, or of course, for retelling your vampires troubled past to a newspaper reporter.
You won?t be able to run a battle on it, but it can certainly add a lot of atmosphere and inspiration for running a game. It would make a gorgeous prop as well, and you can easily print out the sliced version.
Overall, it is a gorgeous bit of map pr0n seeped in French colonial influence, unknown wilderness laying just a few steps away. So I recommend it to an Players interested in a showy bit of map porn, or GMs looking of inspiration in the 18th century French Territory.
<b>LIKED</b>: Map tears in piece, authentic history<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: A translation of map inscription would have been nice.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>