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Title Plan du Fort du Sault de St. Louis et du village des sauvages Iroquois [cartographic material]
Author Franquet, Louis (1697-1768)
Date
Document Type Map
Description Map of Fort St. Louis also depicting an Iroquois village and the river St. Laurent. Originally part of French military engineer Louis Franquet's travel journal Voyage du Canada 1752 .
Places Fort St. Louis, Kahnawake, Canada
Keywords map, fort, France, militia, settlement, white settlement, Jesuit, missionary
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Physical Description 1 ms. map: hand col.; on sheet 366x674mm (scale not given)
Additional Information

For corresponding journal, see Voyage du Canada 1752 [manuscript], Newberry Library reference Ayer MS 299 no. 2.

Franquet was a French military engineer. He entered the army at the age of twelve, was promoted through the ranks as engineer, and in 1741 received the cross of the Order of St. Louis. He left France in 1750 to serve as chief engineer of the fort at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. He returned to Canada in 1754 as head of fortifications in New France.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 299 no. 2 map
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue