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Title Carte contenant les nouvelles decouvertes de l'ouest en Canada: mers, rivieres, lacs, et nations qui y habitant en l'ann[ee] 1737
Cartographer La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de (1685-1749); Beauharnois, Charles de la Boische, Marquis de; Margry, Pierre (1818-1894)
Document Type Map
Description Tracing by Pierre Margry made c.1850 from 1737 manuscript map compiled for Pierre Gaultier de Varrenes, sieur de La Vérendrye, from Indian sources. Shows the Canadian Northwest and the West (U.S.), including the 'Couchant' river leading to the 'Mer Inconnue'; most detailed in the region roughly bounded by the western shore of Lake Superior, Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg, and the lower Saskatchewan, Assinibione, and Red Rivers. Identifies forts, villages, portages, mines, and tribal regions.
Places Lake Superior, Pigeon River, Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg, Assiniboine River, Red River, Canada
Keywords France, New France, exploration, colonialism, river, lake, fort, settlement, mining
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 683 x 592 mm.

Pen-and-ink (black, red) on tracing paper.

Additional Information

Not drawn on consistent scale.

Note in red ink at bottom left, not present on original: Découverte de la mer de l'ouest. Joint à la lettre de Mr. Beauharnois du 14 8bre. 1737.

Original map, Service Hydrographique archives no. B 4044-39, accompanies La Vérendrye's 1736-1737 journal, presented to New France governor-general Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 193
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue