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Title Carte de la descouverte du Sr. Jolliet ou l'on voit la communication du Fleuve St. Laurens avec les Lacs Frontenac, Erié, Lac des Hurons et Ilinois…
Cartographer Joliet, Louis (1645-1700); Franquelin, Jean Baptiste Louis; Frontenac, Louis de Buade, comte de (1620-1698); Margry, Pierre (1818-1894)
Date c.1675; c.1850
Document Type Map
Description Tracing made c.1850 by historian Pierre Margry from c.1675 manuscript map variously attributed to explorer Louis Joliet and royal geographer Jean Baptiste Louis Franquelin. Shows region bounded by Montreal, the Great Lakes, the headwaters of the Mississippi, and the course of the Ohio River; includes transcription of letter from Joliet to Louis de Buade, comte de Frontenac.
Places Great Lakes, Lake Erie, Lake Superior, Lake Ontario, Montreal, Canada; Ohio River, Mississippi River, Lake Michigan, United States
Keywords exploration, France, New France, lake, river, settlement, white settlement
Theme American Indians and the European Powers
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; on sheet 709 x 1,052 mm.

Pen-and-ink (black, red) on two leaves of tracing paper backed by heavy paper to form one sheet.

Additional Information

FULL TITLE: Carte de la descouverte du Sr. Jolliet ou l'on voit la communication du Fleuve St. Laurens avec les Lacs Frontenac, Erié, Lac des Hurons et Ilinois: le Lac Frontenac est separé par un sault de demeye lieue du Lac Erié, duquel on entre dans celuy des Hurons, et par une mesme navigation a celuy des Ilinois au bout duquel on va joindre la Riviere Divine par un portage da mille pas qui tombe dans la Riviere Colbert et se descharge dans le Sein Mexique.

Scale c.1:2,070,000.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 48
Catalogue Link http://www.biblioserver.com/newberry/index.php?m=search&id=&ftype=data&q=VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 48