New Release Books by Winston De Ville

Winston De Ville is the author of Louisiana Colonials (2014), Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770 (2011), Gulf Coast Colonials (1968), Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast (2008) and other 71 books.

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Louisiana Colonials

release date: Mar 01, 2014

Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770

release date: Sep 01, 2011
Louisiana Troops, 1720-1770
A list of French soldiers of 18th century Louisiana intended for use in genealogical research.

Gulf Coast Colonials

Gulf Coast Colonials
A register of French Americans in Mobile, Ala.

Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast

release date: Mar 01, 2008
Mapping Texas and the Gulf Coast
This careful study of eighteenth-century cartography along the Gulf Coast presents a pair of essays that show a fascinating mix of cooperation and competition between Spain and France. A native Canadian, Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis explored much of the region around the Gulf in 1714 and 1717. He sent data to his homeland of France, but he also shared information with Spanish officials. Jack Jackson and Robert S. Weddle present three previously unpublished maps, drawn by Juan Manuel de Oliván Rebolledo, which followed Saint-Denis''s information. Oliván''s fourth map, published in 1718, was based on these and was drawn to demonstrate how Spain might protect itself from the French threat in Louisiana and Canada. Information from the Oliván-Saint-Denis maps soon began emerging on French maps. Guillaume Delisle''s 1718 "mother map" of the Gulf Coast was made possible by Francois Le Maire, a virtually unknown French missionary in Mobile. In the second essay, Jackson and Winston De Ville examine Le Maire''s various memoirs and maps, which relied on Saint-Denis for their portrayal of the "Western Country." Like the Oliván-Saint-Denis maps, these are previously unpublished. Their appearance, along with documentation presented here, explains how Delisle acquired the information to draw his profoundly influential map. Jackson, Weddle, and De Ville provide new insight into the mapping of the Gulf Coast, underscore the importance of both Saint-Denis and Le Maire, and improved the understanding of the Franco-Spanish colonial rivalries of the eighteenth century. This important book for cartographers will also be of interest to the lay historian and the Gulf Coast enthusiast.

The Acadian Coast in 1779, Settlers of Cabanocey and la Fourche in the Spanish Province of Louisiana

release date: Apr 09, 2012

Gabriel Fuselier de la Claire

release date: May 12, 2011

The Guillory Manuscripts 1764-1766 1773

release date: Jul 29, 2010

The 1795 Chimney Tax of New Orleans

release date: Jul 13, 2010
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