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Title Carte d'une partie du Lac Superior: avec la découverte de la riviere depuis le grand portage A jusqu'au Lac Ouinpigon, où on a construit le fort Maurepas -- le fort
Cartographer Chaussegros de Léry, Gaspard-Joseph (1682-1756); Dufrost de La Jemerais, Christophe (1708-1736); La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de (1685-1749); Margry, Pierre (1818-1894)
Document Type Map
Description Tracing by Pierre Margry made c.1850 from 1734 manuscript map in the Service Hydrographique by military engineer Joseph-Gaspard Chaussegros de Léry. Based on 1732 manuscript map by Christophe Dufrost de La Jemerais. Shows large region in Western Canada and the West (U.S.), but most detailed in the area roughly bounded by the northern shore of Lake Superior, the Pigeon River, Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg, and the Assiniboine River. Identifies forts, villages, Indian regions, the route to and 'Riviere de l'Ouest', and the 'chemin des guerriers'.
Places Lake Superior, Pigeon River, Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg, Assiniboine River, Canada
Keywords France, New France, exploration, colonialism, river, lake, fort, settlement, mining
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map; 473 x 1,044 mm.

Pen-and-ink; drawn on 3 sheets pasted together.

Additional Information

Scale c.1:1,958,000.

Obscured on verso: 'Mr. de la Verendrye' [?]: possible reference to Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de la Vérendrye.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 192
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue