Dauphin Island Map

Dauphin Island is clearly marked on this section of a 1718 French map as "Ille Dauphine," and the modern-day Baldwin County seat of Bay Minette is visible in the upper right corner as "Baye Minet." The map was created by famed French cartographer Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726) and became the definitive map of the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River region because of its accuracy.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress