The French Connection in Texas Map 1685 - 1995. Drawn by artist and master cartographer Harvey Fletcher, copyright 1985. Robert LaSalle's Shipwreck - Matagorda Bay 1685. French explorer, Robert Rene' Cavalier, Sieur de La Salle sailed his ship into Matagorda Bay, Texas, January 1686. The La Belle was severely damaged in a wintery storm and sank... 310 years later, 1996, the wreck is being salvaged. Many interesting historical notes and interesting details. Very colorful map printed on parchment paper. Image size 12" x 16". Copyright 1986 Fletcher & Boeselt Cartographers, All Rights Reserved. Very hard to find this map, limited prints! Map is rolled in a clear plastic sleeve and shipped in a sturdy tube. FREE SHIPPING.ach barn wood frame is rustic and unique, overall framed size is 19 1/4" x 16 1/2".