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Title Carte angloise de la Baye de Hudson ou la compagnie apellee Hudson Bay fait son commerce: tirée de la liasse des concecions accordée a plusiers compagnis par le Roy l'Angleterre pour differens commerces. Depost remise a Monseigneur le Marechal le 8 Novembre, 1719
Cartographer 'Le Marechal"
Document Type Map
Description 'Monseigneur le Marechal" not identified, but possibly a commissioner involved in North American boundary negotiations held in Paris during 1719. French copy of an unidentified English map probably compiled in the previous century; most place names in English. Illustrates the competing fur trade claims of Hudson's Bay Company and the Compagnie du Nord; identifies sites associated with the early European exploration of Hudson Bay, particularly the 1682-1683 expedition headed by Pierre Esprit Radisson and Médard Chouart Des Groseilliers. Prominently labels the Nelson River winter camps of Radisson, HBC governor John Bridgar, ship captain Benjamin Gillam, and Sir Thomas Button (Button's expedition wintered there in 1612).
Names Radisson, Pierre Espritca (1636-1710); Groseilliers, Médard Chouart des (b.1618); Bridgar, John (fl.1678-1687); Gillam, Benjamin; Button, Sir Thomas (d.1634)
Places Hudson Bay, Canada
Keywords France, New France, fort, colonialism, white settlement, settlement, white settlers, commissioner, British Colonialism, Hudson's Bay Company, fur trade, fur trader
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Subarctic
Language French
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: hand-coloured; 493 x 685 mm, on sheet 563 x 730 mm.

Pen-and-ink and watercolour (green, grey, brown, yellow, red); mounted on cloth.

Additional Information

Sheet 110 of 115 numbered leaves in the Cartes Marines Manuscript Map Collection, detailing French colonial interests worldwide. Compiled c.1640-c.1726, probably under the direction of prominent members of the Besenval family, who served as high military officers and diplomats for the French crown, the maps detail French colonial interests in the style of military and naval cartographers. Most sheets are anonymous and undated. Bound together in 1727 as an atlas comprised of 117 numbered leaves; maps later disbound and mounted on cloth. All sheets are drawn with pen-and-ink and watercolour; most were previously folded. Each leaf catalogued individually.

Scale not given.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 30 sheet 110
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue